updated 05:48 am EST, Thu January 9, 2014
Eye-scanning feature on Galaxy S5 response to Apple iPhone 5S
Samsung could be releasing the Galaxy S5 by April, according to the company's executive vice president of mobile business, Lee Young. The follow-up to the Galaxy S4 could potentially include an eye scanner in order to compete with the iPhone 5s and its fingerprint-reading technology, with the smartphone also likely to be paired with a smartwatch at the time of release.
In an interview with Bloomberg at CES, Lee said that "many people are fanatical about iris recognition technology. We are studying the possibility but can't really say whether we will have it or not on the S5." After revealing a potential launch in March or April with a similarly-timed release, Lee suggested "you can also expect a Gear successor with more advanced functions, and the bulky design will also be improved."
Samsung Galaxy S4
Earlier rumors have suggested that the Galaxy S5 could have a 16-megapixel camera, though this could turn into a 20MP version, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, and a possible 2K-resolution display.