Samsung planning April release for Galaxy S5, considering iris scan technology

Well, looks like Samsung will indeed be sticking to its usual schedule of announcing new Galaxy S flagships in March and launching them in April. Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of the company’s mobile business, confirmed to Bloomberg that the Galaxy S5 would launch sometime in April, along with the second-generation Galaxy Gear (already hinted at by another Samsung exec.)

“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,” Lee said. “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.” He also mentioned that the Galaxy S5 would feature a radically different design with a focus on the display, as the lack of visual differences between the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4 were part of the reason why the latter didn’t sell as well as expected.

Lee also mentions that the company is looking at implementing iris/retina scanning technology for its next flagship, lending credence to the plethora of rumors that have been swirling around in the last few months. “Many people are fanatical about iris recognition technology and we are studying the possibility,” said Lee; his words suggest that even if the Galaxy S5 doesn’t sport the iris scan feature, at least the Galaxy Note 4 could do so when it launches later this year.

The Galaxy S5 is expected to sport a QHD (2,560×1,440) 2K display, a Snapdragon 800 processor/64-bit Exynos processor, 3GB/4GB of RAM, 16-megapixel camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat. It is also expected to be the first Samsung flagship to have a metal construction, at least on one of its variants.

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3 years 2 months ago

Iris scan is in my opinion totally unnecessary. I prefer to see the flagship in genuine leather or metal casing and a solid improvement on the battery.

3 years 3 months ago

I think they are worse then Apple now. And i realy hope they will have declining sales. I will do what i can to make the peaple i know, get something else.

3 years 3 months ago

Never Samsung again. sendt from N8000 running f****** android 4.1 they are just to bussy sending out models, and forgetting to update them. I have had SGS1 SGS2 Note1 SGS4 and Note 10.1. But now it is over. No more Samsung for me. No Smart TV no Nothing!!!! They got to arrogant with the succes of the galaxy 2 and 3. And the way they handle the battery problems (swelling) with the SGS4 in Denmark is just shamefull.

3 years 3 months ago

when samsung announce exynos 6 ?

3 years 3 months ago

I really want the Galaxy S5 to be a revolution & an evolution to it’s predecessors. Hoping it does use a totally new material chassis build or a new aesthetic design this time.

Looking forward to it.

3 years 3 months ago

Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung or the Galaxy products period. With the Galaxy S5 in April and the Galaxy Note 4 in October Plain and simple nothing else matters period.

3 years 3 months ago