- LG introduced a brand new way to unlock smartphones with its latest G8 smartphone.
- The LG G8 uses its front cameras to detect the veins and other characteristics on your palms.
- It’s a little awkward to use, but it could make it easier to unlock the phone while it’s resting on a table.
LG announced its new G8 ThinQ smartphone on Sunday, and it comes with a unique trick to unlock the phone: vein recognition.
Indeed, the LG G8 uses the veins in the palms of your hands to unlock the phone, which the company calls “Hand ID.” It’s a novel method, but it’s the same idea as advanced facial recognition.