Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Launch By April And May Have An Eye Scanner
Posted: January 9, 2014 by Emily Brown
A most recent report from Bloomberg states that Samsung will launch its eagerly anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone by April and this flagship Android phone may come with an eye-scanning technology.
Speaking of the phone, Samsung's executive Lee Young Hee told Bloomberg that users "can also expect a Gear successor with more advanced functions, and the bulky design will also be improved." As for the most notable one of S5's advanced functions, it may be an iris sensor, which would unlock the device by scanning your eye.
However, such move doesn't come as a surprise because Apple has already put biometrics in use with their latest iPhone 5S that lets you unlock the phone by scanning your fingerprint instead of entering a pass code.
According to the report, Samsung is also expected to release both a high-end and low-end version of the phone. The former coming with a metal casing and the latter with a plastic one. They intend to do so as a reply to critics who didn't favor Samsung's tendency to use plastic in their high-end smartphones. Plus, tech rivals HTC and Apple have already made a habit of making their flagship phones out of metal.
Furthermore, Hee went to reveal that along with the S5 they will launch an upgraded version of their Galaxy Gear smart watch that will feature a slimmer design than its predecessor. Thus, expect to see some major improvements in the insides of the smart watch as well, since the fore-running device was launched to poor reviews.