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Another day, another rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 feature debunked

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Another day, another rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 feature debunked
A couple days ago, the idea that the Samsung Galaxy S5 might have an iris scanner was removed from the world of possibility in favor of the more believable rumor that it will feature a fingerprint scanner. Today, another rumor about Samsung's next flagship is getting axed regarding magnetic resonance wireless charging.

This wasn't one of the bigger rumors about the device, and there are still plenty of rumors to go around, but it was a pretty cool sounding idea. Magnetic resonance wireless charging differs from current forms of wireless induction charging in that you don't need the device to be in contact with the charging surface. The main benefit for magnetic resonance charging would be in being able to build hidden charging pads into things like countertops or a car dash. 

Given that, it shouldn't be too surprising that the tech won't be in the Galaxy S5. It seems like a technology that needs to mature a bit more, and Samsung may agree. The report saying that the tech won't be in the S5 says that the reason is Samsung doesn't think it is marketable yet. It is certainly on the roadmap though, and eventually we should be seeing magnetic resonance charging in plenty of mobile devices.

source: Newstomato via SamMobile

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posted on 22 Jan 2014, 09:18 4

1. Duketytz (Posts: 414; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Next up, faux leather will be gone from the list of improvements leaving us with the lovable glossy plastic!

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 09:21

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Well it might still be metal...

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 09:33 18

5. Colonel-Moris (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Being the odd guy that I am, I spend more time looking at the front of my phone rather than the back, so I place the display and UI at the top of my priorities when I choose a device.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 11:00 2

8. nexusdude (Posts: 147; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


The two things you like about a phone are just another 2 reasons to NOT choose Samsung.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 13:14 5

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7757; Member since: 14 May 2012)


AMOLED + Touchwiz = Perfect.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 13:26

12. Jobayer (Posts: 92; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


Ok did I hear that right , or is it just me

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 13:51 2

13. Feanor (Posts: 295; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Touchwiz perfect? Hmm... yes, if you like cartoons like Pokemon. And for those who prefer Hello Kitty, there is iOS7.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:51 2

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7757; Member since: 14 May 2012)


User preference. Don't know what I'd do without my S-Pen and WatchON app.

Btw, iOS 7 looks great the way it is.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:28 3

14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3952; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


... In your opinion.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 18:30 1

18. Blazers (Posts: 194; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Be happy that people like TW. Otherwise many of us would go to WP or iOS. Believe it or not, not all of us like stock android, myself included.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 15:15 2

16. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


Amoled = good; Touchwiz = bad.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 09:31 2

3. Teja171 (unregistered)


Not so exciting to know about galaxy S5

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 09:32 1

4. TisaTsir (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


too much rumors...I am even confused.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 09:36 2

6. Colonel-Moris (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


I can only imagine how much more confused those designers of SGS5 are at the moment.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:17 1

7. nctx77 (Posts: 461; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


LOL! Sammy is finally learning its lesson. Apple put a patent on this a year ago. They feeling the heat in court Lol!. Seriously, samsung doesn't want to spend a whirl lot of money. They would rather just throw in some gimmicky software features and add some spec bumps, because they know the ?(s)heep will come. No need in messing up their margins.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:18 3

9. AfterShock (Posts: 2792; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Ironic, iPhone is spec bumped more so then exterior.

Hate on.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:47

10. mmmanuuu (Posts: 208; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


At last they will launch the same ugly s3 design by adding some "smart" functions nd by adding two more inches to the display saying new design,materials are all difficult for mass production. Same crappy story again and again.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 15:35

17. aaron12345 (Posts: 15; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


the bad thing is that the galaxy s5 might not have an amoled display at all

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