In a smartphone age where facial recognition, in-display fingerprint readers, and other unusual biometrics are proliferating, the LG G8 ThinQ still manages to offer something unexpected. Launching at Mobile World Congress 2019 today, the new G-Series flagship debuts LG’s first Time-of-Flight sensor, and it turns the G8 ThinQ into a palm reader.
It’s all about security – and choice
Right now, you’d be forgiven for feeling pressurized by phone-makers into using their favorite biometric security method. Apple ditched Touch ID on the iPhone, in favor of Face ID. Samsung’s Galaxy S10 retired iris recognition, opting for an in-display fingerprint sensor in its place.
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