With all the major launches of the year over, all eyes are now on the next big gadget unveiling — Samsung Galaxy S5. The upcoming Samsung flagship has kept the rumour mill buzzing for quite some time, with speculations rife about a metal body and 64-bit processor.
The latest rumour about the Galaxy S5 comes courtesy ZDNet Korea, which cites sources at Samsung. According to the report, the upcoming handset will have QHD (2560x1440p) resolution as well as iris verification technology and will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress technology expo in February next year.
A QHD screen has four times the pixels that a 720p (qHD) display packs and is sharper than today’s Full HD panels. Samsung has already completed the development stage of the QHD panels and is now working on mass producing it for next-generation smartphones.
Earlier this year, LG unveiled its ultra-thin QHD display panel, while Chinese manufacturer Vivo launched the world’s first smartphone with this technology in October. The report says that Samsung’s first QHD smartphone will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next year.
The iris verification is Samsung’s take on enhancing smartphone security, similar to the fingerprint scanner in Apple iPhone 5S and HTC One Max. This technology, acquired by Samsung earlier this year, allows users to unlock devices through their iris.
All three rumours are in line with earlier speculations about the device and it is likely that Samsung’s first smartphone to have new technologies like iris sensor and QHD display will be Galaxy S5.
Other rumoured features of Samsung Galaxy S5 include 64-bit processor, 5.25-inch touchscreen, 16MP Isocell camera and Android 4.4 operating system.