Samsung at its Analyst Day event in Korea had revealed plans for
launching devices with a screen resolution
of 1440×2560 pixels (2K) next year.
Now, a new report emerging
suggests such a device is already in development, and that the company
will announce the alleged smartphone at MWC in February 2014. However,
the report does not confirm whether the alleged smartphone with a screen
resolution of 1440×2560 pixels (2K) will be the rumored, and
anticipated Galaxy S5.
Earlier this month, a GFXBench listing had
revealed a device codenamed Samsung SM-G900S sporting a screen resolution of 1440×2560
pixels (2K). The device was believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S5, which
is expected to come with a 5.0- or 5.2-inch display, making the pixel
density an incredible 560ppi at the said resolution.
the report also reveals that the South Korean giant is working on its
next line of smartphones that will equip iris recognition or
eye-scanning technology for unlocking the phone, authentication etc.
Samsung’s expected next flagship smartphone (the Galaxy S5) will
probably be the first device to pack such a feature. Unfortunately, the
report does not reveal many details of the alleged eye-scanning unlock
The eye-scanning/iris-recognition feature has not been
introduced on any smartphone (from a major manufacturer) as an unlocking
method, and if the rumor is true, Samsung would become the first
handset maker to debut the feature on a smartphone. However, there is no
official word from Samsung on the alleged eye-scanning feature.
Apple and HTC have introduced the fingerprint scanner features to the
iPhone 5s and One Max respectively. The
fingerprint scanner feature lets users log-in (and authorise payments,
etc., on the iPhone 5s) with a swipe of the fingertip.
reports have indicated that Samsung may announce the Galaxy S5 as early as January, in a bid to overcome
‘disappointing’ Galaxy S4 sales.