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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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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58 Comments

56. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

48. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 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?

47. joseram695

Posts: 79; Member since: May 28, 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.

34. Thehamster

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 04, 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...

23. MobileNico

Posts: 96; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

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

18. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 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

14. babalove

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

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

16. crazymonkey05

Posts: 189; Member since: Nov 20, 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

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.

53. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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

57. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

29. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

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

50. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

54. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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

55. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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

58. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

25. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

30. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

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

31. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

36. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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?

37. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

38. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

41. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Tell me where it says "pass/passed on". and the comment 36 has a little to do with mine.

42. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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

43. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

My bad. You took me to the mobile website. And that comment still has nothing to do with mine (25).

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