Samsung Galaxy S5 tipped to sport 32-bit SoC, fingerprint scanner, plastic body

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Samsung’s much-anticipated Galaxy S5 might still be made of plastic, feature a 32-bit SoC, and come with fingerprint scanner, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts.

AppleInsider cites a research note from Ming-Chi Kuo, which claims that Samsung in an attempt to counter competition from Apple might bet on the fingerprint scanner feature for its alleged Galaxy S5 smartphone. Further Kuo expects that the South Korean manufacturer will use a fingerprint scanner built by Validity Sensors, a company now owned by touchpad maker Synaptics. However, the reporthas not shed much light on the alleged features of the fingerprint scanner on the rumoured Galaxy S5.

In addition, the analyst has also revealed that the alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 might still sport plastic casing instead of the new anticipated metallic chassis that’s been previously rumoured.

Kuo has also claimed that Samsung, following its tradition for high-end smartphones, will again launch the alleged Galaxy S5 equipped with two different processors. The ‘Prime’ variant of the Galaxy S5 will be powered by company’s own Exynos 5430 octa-core 32-bit processor, while the ‘Standard’ version will equip the Qualcomm’s MSM8974 AC quad-core 32-bit processor, as per Kuo. If true, this would mean Samsung would not be following up on its previous promise to put a 64-bit processor in its next Galaxy flagship.

Other specifications include a 3GB of RAM for ‘Prime’ variant, and the 2GB of RAM for ‘Standard’ variant; a 16-megapixel rear camera; a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 2850mAh battery.

According to Kuo, the alleged ‘Prime’ version of the Galaxy S5 will sport a 5.2-inch WQHD (1440×2560 pixel) AMOLED display boasting of a 565ppi pixel density, while the alleged ‘Standard’ version is said to include a 5.2-inch full-HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and a pixel density of 423ppi.

Kuo also said that the South Korean giant is not prepared to introduce the iris scanner feature in its next alleged Galaxy flagship smartphone.

Coming to the Galaxy S5’s expected launch date, we point you to a recent report emphasising the conundrum Samsung’s facing regarding the Galaxy S5’s announcement place and date.

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