The Korea Herald in a report has claimed that the South Korean manufacturer is considering equipping its 2014 flagship with the fingerprint sensor feature, contrary to the earlier reports which revealed an eye-scanner feature expected in the alleged Samsung Galaxy S5. The report cites an unnamed industry source who said, "Among the different types of biometric sensors that Samsung is testing for its Galaxy S5, the tech giant will go for fingerprint authentication rather than unintuitive user experience of iris recognition."
According to the report, the company plans to include the fingerprint sensor below the alleged Galaxy S5's display, while users will have to scan their fingerprints on the screen.
In addition, another report emerging from Korea has revealed that Samsung's rumoured Galaxy S5 will come with multi-hovering touch technology thanks to the new Synaptics tech, which is expected to enhance finger hovering accuracy aspect of the screen input. Notably, the Synaptics' new technology is said to detect movements from 15mm to 30mm above the display and can detect more than one finger at a time. As of now, there are not many details about the alleged multi-hovering touch feature.
A report on Monday allegedly revealed that the yet-to-be-announced Galaxy S5 might still sport a plastic build, instead of the long-rumoured metallic body with a complete design overhaul.
Further, the leak suggested some specifications of the alleged Galaxy S5, which include a 2K display boasting a resolution of 1440x2560 pixels (QHD); 2900mAh battery, and an eye-scanning sensor. Notably, a device codenamed Samsung SM-G900S sporting a screen resolution of 1440x2560 pixels (2K) was leaked in December last year. The device was believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S5, and was said to feature a 5-inch or 5.2-inch display, making the pixel density an incredible 560ppi at that resolution.
Further, the alleged device is said to sport a 20-megapixel rear camera with 4K video record support, opposing previous reports that claimed a 16-megapixel camera on the device.