tech2 News StaffJan 10, 2014 10:08:44 IST
Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 is likely to be released in April and could come with eye scanner technology, says a new report in Bloomberg.
The report quotes Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of Samsung's mobile business as saying that the phone will release in April and that it will be paired with a newer version of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Lee is quoted as saying, “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.”
On the issue of eye scanner, Lee refused to confirm whether the S5 would actually come with it or not and indicated that it was still in a research stage.
Other rumours about the S5 have also hinted at a diamond coating for the phone's body. A report in the Korean paper ETNews said that Samsung is working hard to change the external design of the S5 and that it is conducting R&D to apply the diamond metal surface treatment technology to metal cases.
A diamond coated-material is likely to ensure that S5 is not as vulnerable to scratches. It's not clear whether Samsung will be ditching the polycarbonate shell for an aluminium body for the S5.
Another report had said that S5 could launch sooner and at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona in February. South Korean paper ienews24 had said that Samsung's vice president Dong-hoon Chang of design strategy, confirmed the launch event of Galaxy S5 would be at Mobile World Congress,
It is also being reported that Samsung will launch a new flagship phone soon after the S5. The flagship is rumoured to be named the Galaxy F smartphone and will have a full metal body.
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