Last year the Android smartphones have let us down with their choice of ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack. Also the software experienced a lot of issues. And as a cherry on the top, we have also witnessed new improvements that, even though the companies worked so hard on implementing them, they didn’t impress us. By wasting so much time on those features, they have forgot to address matters that were far more important: dual-lens cameras and the fingerprint scanner.
The sad thing is that this year it will be the same. Android phones will follow Apple’s face recognition development and make it the primary security tool. We’re looking at LG and Motorola, who are planning to use face recognition technology in their flagship devices.
We will see the LG G7 and Motorola G6 with a face recognition feature and some hardware upgrade, but we’re also expecting them to refine their products too if they really want to shine on the smartphone market this year. A priority the companies should focus on is also to have a better software-hardware integration and some front-facing speakers would be an improvement too.
LG G7 Already Has a Patent Facial Recognition
The patent that LG got for their future smartphone is for biometric authentication and some other security features. The sensors will adjust depending on the ambient light, so the iris scanner will work in different light conditions.
LG wanted to add an iris scanner for their G5, but they finally added a fingerprint scanner instead of the iris scanner. The LG G7 will come with an 18:9 OLED display and a Snapdragon 845, with 6 GB of RAM and a dual camera setup on the rear. We’re expecting the LG G7 at the CES this month and we’ll have to see if it has that iris scanner or not.