I hardly recall a day when we don’t hear about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. Everyday, there’s a new rumor, giving us a glimpse of what it could bring at the table. Previously, we heard it will pack a fingerprint sensor along with a possibility of Iris technology.
According to a new report from Korean shores, Samsung might introduce a fingerprint sensor in its upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5, but there will be no Iris technology as its not mature enough to be a part of the handset.
According to the report from The Korean Hearld, citing unnamed sources, Samsung is working on a fingerprint sensor that will be placed under the display, so users can simply scan their fingerprints on the display.
“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,” said an industry source who declined to be named. “Who would want to put their handset up close to their eyes for authentication in places like movie theaters and bed, or even while they are driving?,” the industry source added.
The report also cites other reasons why it may not be feasible to implement Iris technology as the company needs to add an additional camera for recognition purposes, which will make the smartphone bigger in size.
The Korea Herald is a very reputable publication, but we’ll still take this one with appropriate amount of salt. Nothing is official until it comes from Samsung itself. Rumors suggest that the handset will make an official appearance in mid-March in London, followed by retail in April.
Let’s see what happens, we’ll update you if anything comes up.
Source: The Korea Herald