Patent reveals crucial details about LG's next big phone, the G7

Joanna Estrada
December 11, 2017

Going by the recent reports, the LG G7 is tipped to bestow a 5.8-inch display with a QHD+ resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9.

LG can be credited as one of the early brands to kick off the bezel-less trend this year when it launched its G6 flagship. The sensor also checks for what the user is looking at, and will open a sensitive app or data if you are the owner of the smartphone.

The advanced technology also means that the scanner can measure the size of the iris of the phone's registered owner and adjust the brightness of the screen.

According to a Dutch site LetsGoDigital via GSMArena, the iris scanner likely to be featured on the LG G7 might not only unlock the smartphone but also help users protect the sensitive information that is stored in the smartphone.

LG has now signed a new patent, which suggests an advanced IRIS scanner. What separates this new IRIS scanning patent from Samsung's IRIS scanning is that it uses the camera module itself, unlike a separate Infrared Light module.

The upcoming LG G7 could be the first smartphone installed by the company with an iris scanner after rumours circulating that LG has been wanting to make this move for quite a while. This could possibly reduce the number of sensor needed for the biometric technology, which could mean even smaller bezels on the top for the G7. If this will be the case, it is unlikely it will be equipped with Qualcomm's next-generation Snapdragon 845 processor, which will be the chipset that users will find in most flagships next year. The next best thing for LG would be to go with the 835 processor, which it missed last time on the G6.

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