Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature eye-scanning sensor: Report

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Samsung is reportedly working on a new eye-scanning feature which is expected to be introduced on the Galaxy S4’s successor.

According to a report by AndroidSaS that cites some sources from Korea, claims that the South Korean giant has started working on an eye-scanning sensor which will be featured in the rumoured Galaxy S5. The feature is said to bring the eye-scanning unlock ability to the smartphones. Unfortunately, the report does not reveal many details of the alleged eye-scanning unlock feature.

The eye-scanning feature has not been introduced on any smartphone (from a major manufacturer) as an unlocking method, and if the rumour is true, Samsung would become the first handset maker to debut the feature on a smartphone. However, there is no official word from Samsung on the alleged eye-scanning feature.

Previously, Apple and HTC have introduced the fingerprint scanner features to the iPhone 5s and One Max respectively. The fingerprint scanner feature lets users to log-in (and authorize payments, etc., on the iPhone 5s) with a swipe of the fingertip.

Earlier a report, predicted that Samsung will refresh its flagship smartphone offering sooner than expected. The report suggested that Samsung has been preparing to launch the Galaxy S5 smartphone in January due to disappointing Galaxy S4 sales. It cited internal sources and informed that the Galaxy S5 is likely to be announced as early as mid-January, with a market release expected to take place in February.

The report also shed some light on the specifications of the alleged Galaxy S5 smartphone. It claimed that the phone would be powered by a 64-bit Exynos 5430 chip and will sport a 16-megapixel camera with enhanced low-light performance and Optical Image Stabilisation.

The South Korean major has already revealed that its next smartphone would be powered by a 64-bit chip, after Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s which is powered by a 64-bit processor.

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