Samsung Galaxy S5 tipped to feature fingerprint scanner on bezel-free display

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There’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has slowly become one of the most-awaited smartphones of this year and every new tip tends to add a new feature to the device.

Now, a new leak emerging from Korea allegedly reveals that the yet-to-be-announced Galaxy S5 might come with a bezel-free display, which will be the first device in Samsung’s Android smartphone line-up to feature no rim around the screen.

Korea Herald, in a report citing industry sources, has claimed that the long-rumoured fingerprint scanner will be present at the bottom left and right sides of the Galaxy S5’s display, which is very much in-line with earlier report that suggested that the fingerprint scanner has been integrated into the Galaxy S5’s display panel. The previous report also added that the fingerprint scanner has been implemented in a way that the sensor is on the screen.

Further, Korea Herald suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will abandon the physical button on the front panel, unlike previous Galaxy smartphones. The report quotes source saying, “The finger-scanning technology will be available on the bottom left and right sides, and not the entire display.”

In addition, the report notes that the Galaxy S5 will allow users to interact with the device even while wearing gloves. An earlier report had revealed that Samsung will include multi-hovering touch technology on its next flagship smartphone. The multi-hovering touch technology is said to be prepared by Synaptics, which is expected to enhance the finger-hovering accuracy of the screen input. Notably, the Synaptics’ new technology is said to detect movements from 15mm to 30mm above the display and could detect more than one finger at a time.

Recent reports have indicated that Samsung’s unPacked 5 event, which is expected to see the next Galaxy flagship smartphone launched, will be a low-key event.

On Tuesday, an alleged leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy S5 retail box packing was spottedrevealing innards of the device.

Leaked box image suggested a 5.25-inch QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and a 20-megapixel rear camera with a 2-megapixel front shooter. The image also reveals a 3000mAh battery and the Android 4.4 KitKat OS.


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