Samsung will release its Galaxy S5 smartphone by April, and the device might include iris scanning technology, a new report from Bloomberg claims.
“Many people are fanatical about iris recognition technology. We are studying the possibility,” Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of the Samsung’s mobile business, told Bloomberg at CES in Las Vegas.
Lee did not reveal many specifics about the upcoming device, but she did mention the company plans to go “back to the basics,” with focus on the device’s display and the feel of the cover.
Samsung has typically announced its flagship phones a few days before the Mobile World Congress, held in late February each year in Barcelona. It would then hit the market around March or April, and this year will be no different, Lee said.
She also revealed that the new flagship phone will be accompanied by a successor to Samsung’s smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear.
“When we release our S5 device, you can also expect a Gear successor with more advanced functions, and the bulky design will also be improved,” she said.
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By Stan Schroeder