Another day, another rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 feature debunked

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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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

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

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Well it might still be metal...

5. Colonel-Moris

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 22, 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.

8. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

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

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

AMOLED + Touchwiz = Perfect.

12. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

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

13. Feanor

Posts: 1379; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

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

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

... In your opinion.

18. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

16. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

Amoled = good; Touchwiz = bad.

3. Teja171 unregistered

Not so exciting to know about galaxy S5

4. TisaTsir

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

too much rumors...I am even confused.

6. Colonel-Moris

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

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

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Ironic, iPhone is spec bumped more so then exterior. Hate on.

10. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

17. aaron12345

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

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

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