LG G5 All Set to Use, Iris Recognition Feature Releasing in 2016

LG G5 All Set to Use, Iris Recognition Feature Releasing in 2016

After the release of their globally popular G4, LG is now getting ready to release another smartphone device, the new LG G5, which will launch somewhere during the first half of the next year. The most interesting thing is that the new device will have an iris scanning security feature, which was developed in a partnership with Irience, a Korean based biometric company.

Some other well-established companies also use this kind of technology, such as Samsung and Apple. They use fingerprint scanners to prevent unauthorized access to a user’s smartphone. However, that’s not all; the fingerprint scanners are also used to facilitate mobile payments, which are in a high demand.

Iris scanners are a bit different, speed wise. They tend to be the future in password-less authentication surroundings. They are as already mentioned a bit slower than fingerprint scanners, but on the other hand they are more accurate than other general fingerprint scanners. They use patterns as a base which are unique to each of us.


For instance, Samsung has reported that they have been incorporating iris scanners within their smartphone devices. Prior to this, Microsoft also made an announcement about its upcoming Windows 10 OS, and that they would also incorporate this technology into their devices as well.

Let’s go back to some more recent events, and think of the Arrows NX F 04G. They decided to partner with Fujitsu and NTT DoCoMo and made the first intelligent phone with iris recognition together with fingerprint authentication feature.

The latest reports say that LG’s Flash grip device called the LG G5 will also feature this new technology and incorporate iris recognition and fingerprint authentication. The phone will have a built-in iris reading sensor which was developed by Irience.

Irience is currently tweaking its algorithms to be able to increase the recognition range of its iris reading sensor. They have to increase the range from 12 inches to 20 inches. That increase will allow people to unlock their intelligent phones with nothing more than just a glance, as opposed to pressing their face against the display.

Irience will need some time, probably a few months to be able to improve the rate of iris scanners range. LG has made a decision not to include this feature in its second release of the LG G4. The company decided to wait until 2016 when they will release their new unit together with the new feature from Irience.

Without a shadow of a doubt, eye scanning is the most secure way to protect your phone data, and to keep all your information safe. The biggest question of all is will the new feature be able to work as efficiently as Samsung’s and Apple’s tech across some complex usage scenarios.

Just try to imagine yourself in an overcrowded store with bad lightning trying to make an authorized payment. Not very pleasant, right? Those are all the tasks put in front of Irience and LG. They are working on it as we speak.

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