With the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 almost done and over, and the Barcelona Mobile World Congress just around the corner, we are just a few months away from the unveiling of the much hyped Samsung Galaxy S5 as the Korean tech giant is looking at an April release.
In an interview with Lee Young Hee by Bloomberg last January 6, the Executive Vice President of Samung’s mobile division said: “We’ve been announcing our first flagship model in the first half of each year, around March and April, and we are still targeting for release around that time. When we release our S5 device, you can also expect a Gear successor with more advanced functions, and the bulky design will also be improved.”
Aside from the Galaxy Gear smart watch successor that is still under development that is expected to include more features such as Health care related functions–calorie consumption monitor, heart rate monitor among others, the upcoming Galaxy S5 is reported to possibly come with an Iris Recognition technology–a clear answer to Samsung’s main competitor, the Apple iPhone 5S’ touch ID fingerprint scanner. “We are studying the possibility but can’t really say whether we will have it or not on the S5,” the Samsung Mobile Executive Vice President said.
Analyst Lee Seung Woo of IBK Securities Co., said in a separate interview that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be sporting a whole new revamped design, very far from what the Galaxy S3 and S4 looks like. He added that a lot of customers were a bit disappointed with how similar the Galaxy S3 and the S4 is in terms of aesthetics.
Now for the future of the bigger Galaxy Note, there’s a rumor that it will sport the three sided display Samsung previously teased us with when it gets released sometime in the second half of 2014.
But for now, all we can do is wait for more details about the Samsung Galaxy S5 as they arise from rumor mills. [via]
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