LG is reportedly planning to add 3-D facial recognition software for this year’s flagship smartphone, the LG G6. The company is also reported to bring its own wallet services and both the features might be available from June.
According to the latest report, LG is partnering with a lesser known firm called Oez to deploy the facial recognition technology for the smartphone. Further, both the companies are also working together to roll out this feature on other LG smartphones including the V20 and G5.
Through this features, users might be able to authorise payments by just looking at the smartphone. The contactless biometric technology would come with “with security measures to prevent hacking attempts with pictures”.
The report further highlights that the new feature will be added to the G6 ‘as early as June’, at the same time when Korean giant is expected to start its mobile payment services known as LG Pay. However, it worth noting that this service will be only available for the Korean market.
The technology sounds interesting and will surely help LG to compete with its arch rivals like Samsung, which are stressing a lot on the iris scanner and facial recognition. Apple, on the other hand, is also trying to develop the contactless authentication system based on 3D cameras, which we might see in the next iPhone. However, it would be interesting to see how neatly and securely LG will be able to add this extra level of security.