Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch in April with iris scan technology accompanined by Galaxy Gear successor, Galaxy Note 4 might feature three-sided display
Few days ago, on Tuesday, prolific leaker evleaks leaked some screenshots showing a new TouchWiz UI which Samsung is exploring for the Galaxy S5, and last week Samsung VP & Head of Design strategy, revealed that the company will launch the much awaited Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014. But, Lee Young Hee, who is the executive vice president of Samsung's mobile business, has told Bloomberg that Samsung will be launching the Galaxy S5 around March and April, and the smartphone will be accompanied by second-generation Galaxy Gear.
"We've been announcing our first flagship model in the first half of each year, around March and April, and we are still targeting for release around that time. When we release our S5 device, you can also expect a Gear successor with more advanced functions, and the bulky design will also be improved."
Mrs. Lee also revealed that the company is exploring iris recognition technology and there are possibilities to see this new tech arrive on Galaxy S5, nothing is confirmed yet. The Galaxy S5 is also said to feature a finger-print scanner. If the Galaxy S5 doesn't sport the iris scanner, then the Galaxy Note 4 could do so when it launches later this year.
"Many people are fanatical about iris recognition technology and we are studying the possibility,” said Lee.
Lee has also mentioned that a new design is going to be one of the key feature of Galaxy S5. Samsung will go 'back to basics' for Galaxy S5.
"When we moved to S4 from S3, it’s partly true that consumers couldn’t really feel much difference between the two products from the physical perspective, so the market reaction wasn't as big. For the S5, we will go back to the basics. Mostly, it's about the display and the feel of the cover."
As per previous reports, Samsung Galaxy S5 would come with a Quad-HD (2560x1440p resolution) display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 16MP rear camera, 4GB RAM and Android 4.4.2 KitKat will revamped TouchWiz UI.
Lastly, Executive Lee Young Hee has mentioned that the Galaxy Note 4 could feature a "three-sided display". This will help users see various notifications on the sides of the phone. Smartphones with three-sided display are aimed at the extremely high-end segment.
If you remember, Samsung showcased similar technology before, and it looks like the company is now finally ready to implement it on the upcoming flagship phablet. "We are targeting consumers who want more professional use and tend to be willing to pay more for handsets," Lee said.
Even tough the news comes straight from Samsung, we suggest you all to take this news with a huge pinch of salt.
Source - Bloomberg
Via - GSMArena