While many smartphone brands have come out with the full screen display feature off late, LG was perhaps one of the first ones to come out with the bezel-free or least bezel displays. LG G6 was one of the first phones with the 18:9 aspect ratio screens to reach the users. Speculation is now rife on the next flagship from the Korean major, the LG G7 will also sport a similar full screen display.
But these reports indicate that more than the display, the new LG smartphone is expected to be launched with an advanced iris scanner technology. These reports taken from a patent application states that in addition to being used for unlocking the device, the iris scanner fitted on the LG G7 could come with some additional functionalities as well. The way it is described is, any sensitive app or data residing on the phone will get an extra layer of protection and the iris scanner would only permit the owner of the phone to opens these apps/documents.
The advanced technology also means that the scanner can measure the size of the iris of the phoneâ€™s registered owner and adjust the brightness of the screen to suit the light available in the ambient.
Going even one step beyond, the LG G7 is also likely to have an advanced technology, where the camera with the infra-red lens to assist the iris scanner can switch to being a normal camera thereby bringing down the number of sensors the phone has to carry.
The other speculation relates to the main processor that the LG G7 will be fitted with. While some rumors suggested it could be the next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, others discount this possibility since LG may have plans to launch its flagship ahead of most other majors, particularly its home country rival Samsung. So, the aim could be to showcase the phone in the CES 2018 to be held in January, by which time, the Snapdragon 845 chipset may not be ready. The next best thing for LG would be to go with the 835 processor, which it missed last time on the G6.
All eyes therefore on the upcoming CES to know more about the smartphone plans of all smartphone makers around the world, at least the ones who make full use of the event to showcase their future products.