Galaxy S5 might feature a bezel-free screen, embedded fingerprint scanner

The Galaxy S5 rumors are coming in thick and fast now. Last week, it was revealed that Samsung is working on a new fingerprint scanner technology that would make its way onto the Galaxy S5. Today’s rumor corroborates that claim, while further stating that the S5 would come without a home button altogether, and instead feature an embedded fingerprint scanner in its place. An anonymous industry source said that the sensor would allegedly be located on the lower left and right hand corners of the screen, and went on to add that in the coming months, the finger-scanning technology can be utilised anywhere on the screen. “Scanning fingerprints on the entire screen, which was much talked about recently, will be available in the latter half of this year as there are still technological hurdles to overcome.”

Furthermore, the source revealed that Samsung is considering offering a bezel-free screen with the Galaxy S5. In addition to the zero bezel size, the screen would be slimmer as Samsung is working on a screen technology that eliminates two layers.  Currently, a screen has four layers, two of which feature ITO (indium tin oxide) films. The new screen would come without these layers. Such a panel would allow for better viewing angles, along with better energy efficiency and increased sensitivity. More sensitivity would allow users to interact with the screen with gloves on. It is not yet clear as to whether any of these technologies would find their way onto the Galaxy S5, but at least we don’t have to wait for long to find out. The South Korean manufacturer is set to unveil the device in two weeks’ time at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and we will be there to bring you all the latest news from the world of Samsung.


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