Moving beyond fingerprints and facial identification to unlock a phone, LG has introduced a smartphone that uses the palm of a hand for identification.
LG’s new G8ThinQ, just introduced at MWC Barcelona, comes with a feature called Hand ID that identifies owners by recognizing the shape, thickness and veins in the palms of their hands.
The phone owner places their hand in front of the front-facing camera to be recognized and the phone then unlocks.
The advanced camera also comes into play when taking selfies by measuring infrared rays reflected off subjects to calculate depth. The camera also has a face unlock capability.
LG also announced the LG V50ThinQ, its first 5G-compabtile smartphone.