Galaxy S5 tipped to come with 20 MP camera and 'state of the art iris sensor', still plastic
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 20, 2014, 2:26 AM
The tipster claims that Galaxy S5 will sport a 2K QHD display, which we've already heard numerous times, and is not hard to believe, considering that LG and Sony are also rumored to release flagships with 1440x2560 pixel screens. They also state that the S5 will come with a 2900 mAh battery, not the 4000 mAh unit bandied about before. In fact, the latest we heard is that the handset will sport a 2900 mAh juicer indeed, with rapid charging tech, so that's not hard to believe either.
Here we arrive to the more exotic claims. Our tipster says outright that the camera on the back is going to be 20 MP, which will put the Galaxy S5 in line with the camera on the Xperia Z1 and the upcoming Z2, and up there with the highest-resolution cameras on an Android handset. That's the new thing, as so far every leak has pointed to a 16 MP rear cam to be on the S5, made with Samsung's ISOCELL technology, and perhaps with optical image stabilization, if OIS modules yield is enough to cover the number of sales an S5 is expected to amass. That rumored 20 MP camera is said to record 4K video, and simultaneously snap pictures while recording, too. Those claims aren't hard to trust either, considering we will likely have a new, more powerful processor in the S5, and 4K recording has been unlocked even on some current handsets, like the Note 3.
In addition, the source confirms we will have some sort of a "state of the art iris sensor and wide range of health accessories," and that's not the first time we are hearing that the S5 will have an eye-scanner that will serve to unlock the device and possibly authorize services, similar to what Apple did with its TouchID fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5s. The technology for this is out there, so we wouldn't bet against this rumor, too. What do you think about these claims, is there anything that piques your interest?
Last but not least, our tipster claims that those who are expecting the rumored metallic design, will be in for a disappointment, as the Galaxy S5 will be still made out of plastic, yet feature a different design language, compared to what we've come to expect from a Samsung flagship in the last few years. We don't know if the faux leather back of the Note 3 and Samsung's PRO tablet line counts as a "refreshed design", but certainly hope not.
Thanks for the tip, Rajdeep!
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- 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)
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There is still nothing wrong with plastic - it's the thin shiny plastic that'd the problem, the thicker matte policarbonate on the Lumias is pretty good. Better than thin metal for sure.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 2:30 AM 29
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Right on. I hope the next flagship will be made of plastic. I would take a replaceable battery everyday over a unibody aluminum phone. It's more durable, much better in hot environments like where I live(dallas). And it makes it easier to customize my phone the way I like, there are hundreds of fancy battery door replacements on ebay and amazon.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 2:53 AM 12
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I agree, plastic is okay for me .. but it should be better build .. or something different like the Faux-Leather back on Note 3 .. it's awesome .. especially black color. Plastic makes the phone light and I feel better than metal, which is prone to scratches and dents.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 3:10 AM 14
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Actually metal feels premium (kinda cold,has weight) in the hands,thats why a lot of people prefer it over plastic,but durability and thermal conduction can be a problem,as well manufacturing issues (see defective htc one)
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 1:58 PM 0
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Demo photos shown by Samsung from ISOCELL during CES: http://static.ow.ly/photos/ori
In low light:
Source: Samsung Exynos twitter.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 3:17 AM 4
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I agree and hope that the plastic is of high quality and a matte finish or rubberized. Nokia and HTC's use of plastic are really good and durable but tend to add thickness but can also make the phone comfortable to hold. Let's not forget that Motorola makes some really tough phones that are plastic & kevlar with the only metal being some sort of ring around the body.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 11:17 AM 0
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Samsung needs to learn from HTC in terms of design. One X has plastic yet its feel is more premium than any samsung device ever created. I love it more than HTC One. Other than that samsung needs to keep doing what it does innovation
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 5:08 PM 0
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PLASTIC................. O__o It's not a big deal, but please use "premium plastic" like on the Note 3 this time, it's better than using cheap glossy plastic cuz it sucks. Or Samsung can also use the ceramic-like material like on the Oppo N1.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 2:31 AM 14
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'Premium plastic' =))) . Do you work for samsung R&D by any chance ?!
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 2:37 AM 6
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Plastic, Metal, Wood... the american public doesn't care what the phone is made of. There going to put a sparkle case around it anyways :) My problem with the S3 to the S4 was that it didn't feel as big of a leap like the Note 3 did from the Note 2 for me. I'm hoping they do something more than add camera modes that no one ever uses and a bigger battery. Besides hardware spec bumps, I'd like to see something different. Hopefully this nature UI goes away.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 2:36 AM 5
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Er, Phone Arena, is your tipster simply repeating what has already been said? Your battery tech rumor was refuted by the ones who made the battery tech, and I think the design part from your tipster is also using what Samsung's official said recently about the company having gone back to the drawing board for the design on the Galaxy S5.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 2:38 AM 1
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I'll take polycarbonate over metal on my phone any day. With the iPhone scuffgate, Htc One denting so easily and Z1 bending issues, not to mention metal does drop RF quality, I prefer high quality polycarbonate like what is on the Nokia Lumia range.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 2:49 AM 4
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2900 mAh is simply not big enough!
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 3:19 AM 2
How is that the case? The G2 has a 3000mAh battery with about the same screen size & it's one of the kings of battery life. That's only 3% bigger. The name of the game is optimization, my friend. The relative size is not as important. The original Note had a 5.3" screen & a 2500mAh battery.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 5:40 AM 1
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Every plastic phone will suffer the token PhoneArena trademarked con: "Plastic build".
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 3:21 AM 3
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