Samsung Galaxy S5 may have an eye scanner; could be unveiled at MWC

A lot is already being said and written about the alleged Galaxy S5 which is likely to go in production in January and slated for a launch in February or March. Now, a new report from ZDNet Korea says the Galaxy S5 will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, this February.

One of the first rumours about the S5 was about its 2560 x 1440 pixels display. The report also adds more meat to this speculation, Besides the QHD (2560x1440p) resolution, the report says the S5 will have something called the Iris verification technology.


Eye scanner? We see a 'You're not holding it right' joke coming


Ever since, Apple introduced fingerprint scanner with the iPhone 5S, there's been great interest in using biometric technology in smartphones. HTC One Max has a fingerprint scanner, just like the iPhone's. Of course Samsung won't be left out of the biometrics race. The rumoured “Eye-Scanning” unlock capability is based on the Iris verification technology. At this point, we would like to remind you that this is just speculation, but considering Samsung's penchant for using the front camera for more than just selfies, this is not implausible.

As far as other aspects of the S5 are concerned, there have been reports claiming Samsung plans to ditch polycarbonate and opt for a metal body for the Galaxy S5. It is also highly speculated to come powered by either Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, or a 64-bit version of Samsung's own Exynos chip. The Galaxy S5 is also expected to get a 16-megapixel camera module with optical image stabilisation.

Published Date: Dec 17, 2013 03:27 pm | Updated Date: Dec 17, 2013 03:27 pm