Will the Samsung Galaxy S5 include an eye scanner?

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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58 Comments

1. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

a 16GB Camera? How is that? LOL

3. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 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.

22. MobileNico

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

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

32. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

5. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

16 gb camera ? thats pretty big !

7. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

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

17. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 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(?)

19. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 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

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

21. Dominique3392

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

lol i saw that too ;)

2. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 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

4. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

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

6. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

44. applesucker

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

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

8. Bishop_99

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

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

9. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

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

10. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 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.

13. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

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

28. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

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

33. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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.

35. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Stick to iPhone its the future of phones

49. johneevo

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 05, 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.

52. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Thanks, and the pic represents Apple, Windows and Android

11. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

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

12. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

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

15. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

its not an iPhone dude :)

27. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

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

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I hope you get banned for your constant trolling.

26. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

it's okay smurf SO NOT GOING TO HAPPEN

51. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

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