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Samsung Galaxy S5 features to include inbuilt eye scanner?

Luke Johnson


Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

Claimed Samsung Galaxy S5 features have leaked, with an integrated eye scanner tipped for inclusion as a biometric security measure.

One of the more far-out Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours to do the rounds, it has been suggested that the upcoming handset will forgo a fingerprint scanner like the iPhone 5S or HTC One Max, instead favouring an eye scanner as an extra layer of security.

Citing unnamed sources, AndroidSAS has claimed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 features list will see an integrated eye scanner to allow the handset’s owners to unlock their Samsung Galaxy S4 follow-ons, simply by looking at the phone.

Although it is not currently clear exactly how the sensor would work, reports out of Korea have suggested that Samsung will piece together the component itself. As always, we suggested that this Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours is taken with a considerable pinch of salt.

With many having already figured out workarounds for the recently introduced iPhone 5S and HTC One Max fingerprints scanners, it has been suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S5 eye scanner will offer more accurate security measures.

Far from the first Samsung Galaxy S5 rumour to do the rounds, it is widely believed that the future LG G2 and Google Nexus 5 rival will play host to a new, premium metal body akin to that of the HTC One.

On top of this Samsung has already confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S5, in a bid to compete with the iPhone 5S, will run a powerful 64-bit processor. Making the announcement, Shin Jong-Kyun, Samsung CEO of Mobile recently stated: “Our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality.”

Although the Samsung Galaxy S4 has only been on sale for a little over six months, it has been suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date will be held in January. It has been reported that the Korean company is pushing forward the launch of its next flagship phone in a bid to combat waning interest in the current model.

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Mark Rodriguez

October 19, 2013, 1:55 pm

An eye-scanner to unlock the phone? Now THAT is innovation.


October 20, 2013, 12:33 pm

Stupid idea from "Wanna Be Competative" company again. How can it read eye without light? Flash to user eye to see the iris? What annoying idea. They should consider how to make 2.2GHz quad core cpu as fast as iphone dual core 1.3 GHz cpu first. Lack of optimization.

Joe Belifore

October 20, 2013, 1:40 pm

Learn how to spell first.


October 20, 2013, 2:01 pm

I heard an added feature is if anyone tries to unlock it who does not have authorisation - the S5 will burn there retinas out.

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