In March, a report emerged saying that the LG G6 will be updated with a new LG Pay mobile payment service via a software update somewhere in June.
Now, according to the latest reports, LG Pay might not be the only new feature the flagship is being lined up for the same June. Apparently, the LG G6 will also be updated with a new feature that brings the support for 3D facial recognition to the device.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ already have the support for facial recognition, but it cannot be termed as 3D given the fact that it was recently proven that a 2D image of the owner can be used to bypass the feature and successfully log into the phone. As for the LG G6, the 3D feature would mean no such trickery would work and if the report is to be believed, a firm known as Oez will be in charge of making this a reality. The software is reportedly small and it will also include safety measures that will mean the G6 is not as vulnerable as the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
With a 3D facial recognition feature, using the accompanying LG Pay would get even better as LG G6 users won’t even have to touch the phone. The South Korean tech giant is chasing the title of becoming the first OEM to employ facial recognition for authenticating mobile payments.
Sadly, there’s just talk of the LG G6 with respect to June’s release of this facial recognition feature. On the contrary, it is also possible that the likes of LG V20 as well as LG G5 may also be on the receiving end of the same feature, but probably later in the year.
So far, the only biometric authentication found on the LG G6 is a fingerprint scanner. With the addition of facial recognition, the phone will perhaps have a better chance of competing with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which have up to three, including an iris scanner.