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Will the Samsung Galaxy S5 include an eye scanner?

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Will the Samsung Galaxy S5 include an eye scanner?
Samsung is apparently counting on a new feature rumored to be coming to the Samsung Galaxy S5, in order to put some distance between itself and other top-shelf Android handsets. While the early talk surrounding the Galaxy S5 has revolved around a 5.25 inch screen with 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution, there is also speculation that the device will include an eye scanner to offer the same functions that the TouchID fingerprint scanner offers users of the Apple iPhone 5s.

A published report on Monday, out of Korea, not only mentions that the eye scanner will be used as a security feature on the next Samsung Android flagship phone, it adds that the device could be packing some serious silicon power. The report says that in addition to a 64-bit Samsung Exynos processor under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will also pack 4GB of RAM. That is possible thanks to the new chip introduced earlier Monday by the Korean OEM. The low power DDR4 RAM chip offers 50% better performance than the currently used low power DDR3 RAM, while using only 40% of the energy.

Other specs rumored to be included in the Galaxy S5 include Android 4.4 pre-installed, a 16GB camera with the ability to capture pictures in low-light conditions, a 4000mAh battery and a metal casing for at least one variant of the phone. Surely your eyes are dilated and drool exits your mouth just looking at these numbers and thinking about the possibilities. Toss in the QHD panel and the eye scanner and February can't get here soon enough. That is when Samsung is expected to unveil the handset.

source: ItToday (translated) via BGR

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posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:00 11

1. Antimio (Posts: 192; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


a 16GB Camera? How is that? LOL

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:05 7

3. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 386; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Obviously a typo..he meant gp...Gigapixel.....wow...a 16gp camera...lol....I can zoom in on that hot girl in the building 2 kms away with that...definitely buying.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 12:32 1

22. MobileNico (Posts: 52; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


bahahahahahaha..such camera...much pixels...

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:28

32. tedkord (Posts: 4719; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I've been thinking about getting into astrophotography. With this, I can just skip the telescope.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:06 4

5. sarb009 (Posts: 286; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


16 gb camera ? thats pretty big !

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:15 2

7. Diego! (Posts: 504; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


LOL xD
OMG Sammy is so innovative! S5 will have a dedicated ROM for its camera. LOL. That was fun! :P

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 12:20 3

17. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


sooo.... It will have a 16 gigapixel camera, an eye scanner, DDR4 RAM, QHD 1440 x 2560 Screen, probably a 3ghz TRUE octacore CPU. It will also have a Metal body and IR blaster that can also shoot laser beams and it will be nuke proof(?)

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 12:29 1

19. Ashoaib (Posts: 1926; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


may be he means, 16gp> 16 giga pixel camera which Samsung will borrow from NASA or Hubble telescope... that will really be a true innovation :D

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 12:29 1

20. akki20892 (Posts: 3434; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


lolololololololol.............LOL

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 12:31

21. Dominique3392 (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


lol i saw that too ;)

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:03 2

2. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


How about making your software lighter first huh? Whenever I tap the gallery icon, I have to wait two seconds for the app to launch. I understand that my galaxy s3 is old but then I also have the stock android 4.3 gallery courtesy of google play which takes less than a sceond to launch. Their UI has also overshadowed the elegant look of modern android IMO

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:06 2

4. Odiin (Posts: 221; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Is there anything left to include in Galaxy S5???... I wonder!

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:12 4

6. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


This 16GB camera will crush Lumia 1020.... LOL

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 14:30 1

44. applesucker (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


well! they already did with the note 3 (13 mp) 4k video

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:16

8. Bishop_99 (Posts: 63; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Can't wait to upgrade my S4 for this :D.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:26

9. cripton805 (Posts: 918; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


This is where I finally draw the line. An eye scanner on a phone is really stupid, like the fingerprint scanner.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:30 1

10. HTCOE (Posts: 468; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


sounds all well... makes me wonder what is in stores for the next HTC One '14 version, the Nexus 6 and I think the next Moto device is going to be amazing as well...im not really anticipating much from Sony and others maybe LG but they seem to go wherever Sammy goes and also Jolla should be cool. iPhone 6 is what i hope bring the biggest wow factor bc they are falling off fast.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:38 1

13. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


lol falling off fast?? where have you been all these years?

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:20

28. Kishin (Posts: 600; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Dude u been gone for 2 long, cause iPhone is winning

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:30

33. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I have a life okay a lot happens, I've been rocking a moto x lately but I decided to go back to my 5S, it's a pretty good phone though.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:35

35. Kishin (Posts: 600; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Stick to iPhone its the future of phones

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 15:01 1

49. johneevo (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


Wow Kishin,

You must really be conflicted with a profile picture like that. lol

Would that be pronounced as Winple or maybe Appin?

I do love that picture.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 17:34 2

52. Kishin (Posts: 600; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Thanks, and the pic represents Apple, Windows and Android

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:32

11. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Very unlikely. But that feels like something samsung may do.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:36 1

12. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I'll just pray that with all these specs this phone doesn't blow up I mean literally

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:58 12

15. koko1 (Posts: 96; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


its not an iPhone dude :)

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:18 2

27. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


yeah, an iphone doesn't blow up in your pocket

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 12:50 2

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8242; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I hope you get banned for your constant trolling.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:15

26. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


it's okay smurf SO NOT GOING TO HAPPEN

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 15:03 3

51. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8242; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I've gotten several users here banned, so don't think I won't do the same. Stop thinking you're above everyone else kiddo. I'm watching every comment you make.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:39 1

53. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


You have a VERY BIG EGO, the world doesn't revolve around you "papaSmurf" it revolves around the sun. You are so blinded by hate you didn't even realize that was a joke. I wonder how people live around you irl

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 08:58

57. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8242; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Big ego? Lol are you serious? That's great you know basic science facts because if you didn't, that would be depressing. Your "jokes" aren't even funny - at all. Please do us all a favor and deactivate your account - the sooner, the better.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:22

29. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


it fascinates me without fail that I actually live in your head rent-free

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 15:01 1

50. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8242; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It fascinates me how you think people like you. PA was better before you came fyi.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:46

54. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I was here before with a different username and I didn't really comment that often, NOTHING WAS BETTER. It was just you and a couple of other brethrens being brash to anything else that had Apple in it

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:46 1

55. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I was here before with a different username and I didn't really comment that often, NOTHING WAS BETTER. It was just you and a couple of other brethrens being brash to anything else that had Apple in it

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 08:59

58. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8242; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Are you stupid? PA back in 2011-2012 was great. Please stop commenting if you don't know what you're talking about.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:09 2

25. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1282; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Why didn't you pray when Apple devices exploded/shocked and killed people?

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:25

30. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


wow, dude that's a little harsh don't you think?

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:27 1

31. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1282; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


So, praying that Apple devices don't blow up is a "little harsh"? Interesting.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:37

36. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


someone passed on, I take that very seriously. The whole samsung shocky thingy could be taken lightly I mean that makes an awful lot of sense, am I right?

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:40 1

37. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1282; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Passed away*

But it's silly to assume that specs are responsible for phones blowing up.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:50

38. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Passed on*http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 14:02

41. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1282; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Tell me where it says "pass/passed on".

and the comment 36 has a little to do with mine.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 14:08

42. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


oh come on, I'm pretty sure you can read. here's a quote "When a person has died, it is
also said they have passed away, passed
on, or expired , among numerous other
socially accepted, religiously specific,
slang..." HELLLOO

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 14:23

43. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1282; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


My bad. You took me to the mobile website.

And that comment still has nothing to do with mine (25).

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 14:30

45. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


it had nothing to do with your post because I really didn't want to go there, like I said (on post #40) post #12 was a joke that went along with the 16gp mistake in the article, but I guess people took a totally different direction

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 14:34

46. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1282; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Alright.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:51

39. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


http://forums-cdn.appleinsider.com/f/f3/350x700px-LL-f3c19680_ku-medium-11.jpeg

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:54

40. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


...and for the record that was a joke -> 16gp camera *lightbulb*

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:42

14. babalove (Posts: 16; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


16 gigapixels will require hundreds of gigabiytes of memory on a single shot

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:59

16. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 139; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


not to mention the size of just a one GP camera is huge its like the size of a exercize ball...so probably just MP

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 12:24

18. nasznjoka (Posts: 339; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


now this is a real deal sammy. bring that metal case and look at them haters looking for another lame thing to bash about

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 12:35

23. MobileNico (Posts: 52; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


All these specs are nice. How about making TouchWiz less terrible? Hope they make a GPe version of this.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 13:34

34. Thehamster (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


I really hope they make touchwiz look better and work more smoothly before they do all that other stuff, up really want to upgrade my note 3 to a better looking ui...

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 14:40

47. joseram695 (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 May 2012)


All i want in the S5 is a bigger battery at least 3,500mah, a better low light camera, metal body and a lighter touchwiz, if that's there i may be willing to upgrade from my S4. Also be nice to have a SD card slot again, just hoping that they don't get ride of this feature, also be nice to have a higher mp camera maybe 20 at least, just wishing.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 15:01

48. hellonerds (Posts: 217; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Lol 16GB camera.. so that's 16GB for one picture lol.. I know I know type O...

So we won't see it on the ces jan? Or Samsung has their own show on feb?

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 03:17

56. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


what?is it really necessary for eye scanner?wont buy it.

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