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QHD display, fingerprint scanner again rumored for the Galaxy S5

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QHD display, fingerprint scanner again rumored for the Galaxy S5
Another day, another dose of Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors. Today's spicy bit of insider info comes straight from @evleaks who managed to obtain two of the Android application packages (or their names, at least) supposedly built for Samsung's upcoming flagship device. The bad news is that we aren't exactly sure what these APKs do. The good news, however, is that these packages' names seem to reveal some of the features that the Galaxy S5 will brag with once it is released.

One of these packages is called FingerprintService.apk, suggesting that Samsung may place a fingerprint scanner of some kind on the Galaxy S5. With analysts claiming that the biometric feature will indeed be present on the device, today's rumor is definitely shaping up as a credible one. Let us not forget, however, that an APK of that same name was supposedly meant to be pre-loaded onto the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, yet ultimately, the device launched without an embedded fingerprint scanner.

The second package is named 3DTourViewer_WQHD_K.apk, which gives us a clue as to what the phone's screen resolution could be – WQHD (or simply known as QHD) is another name for a pixel count of 2560 by 1440 pixels. Again, it has been suggested by analysts before that a 5.2-inch AMOLED display of this resolution is indeed to be used for the Samsung Galaxy S5. 

Of course, it would be wise to take all of the above information with a huge grain of salt. Galaxy S5 rumors are a dime a dozen, and some of them are bound to turn out totally incorrect. Thankfully, it won't be that long until we get to see the Galaxy S5 in the flesh. Samsung is expected to announce its next flagship Android device in February or March of this year, and that can't come soon enough.

source: @evleaks (1), (2)

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posted on 30 Jan 2014, 02:27

1. twens (Posts: 1061; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

Another day another s5 rumor. One thing for sure am not an S series fun. Give me a rumor about the upcoming note 4. Something to make my note 3 feel old.lol

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 03:22 5

5. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Yea especially when it's for useless stuff. 2500 resolution.. No content for it, finger print sensor... Who cares, why not something actually useful like 5000 mah battery.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 02:39

3. Killertech2099 (Posts: 148; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

That looks exactly like a 7 zip file

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 03:20

4. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Yea apks are literally just zip files.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 07:26

7. aksa123 (Posts: 342; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)

That design looks great. Much better than S4.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 08:21

8. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Sick and tired of rumors.... Redundant rumor

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 11:03 1

9. amats69 (Posts: 1523; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

That design looks like htc one x

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 16:55

11. John2014 (Posts: 43; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)

Agree! HTC One X and this is old style design already.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 09:47

12. kingkoopa765 (Posts: 18; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

just like a stretched htc one S actually, thats funny

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 14:16 1

10. GeekMovement (unregistered)

If they're going to have a fingerprint scanner, I hope that it will not be placed in an inconvenient spot on the phone like HTC.

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