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Samsung is also looking at eye scanning technology

Samsung is eyeing an April release date for its upcoming Galaxy S 5, and speaking of eye, it's currently testing iris recognition technology that could be featured in the new handset. 
 
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Samsung confirmed a March or April release date for its successor to the popular Galaxy S4, and the new device is expected to have a new design and features to compete with Apple's iPhone 5c and 5c smartphones. 
 
Samsung plans to change up the design of the Galaxy S5, mainly because consumers complained that the S4 resembled its predecessor -- the Galaxy S3 -- too closely. Samsung fans want a change, and the company plans to give them that with the new S5. No details were given as to what kind of changes, but there were hints of a possible screen size adjustment. 
 
Aside from cosmetic changes, Samsung is looking to bulk up the new S5 with all-new features. One that may be included in the new handset is eye-scanning technology, which would be on par with Apple's new fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5C and 5S. However, Samsung Executive Vice President of Mobile Lee Young Hee said that this new tech might not be ready in time for the S5. 
 
“Many people are fanatical about iris recognition technology,” said Lee. “We are studying the possibility but can’t really say whether we will have it or not on the S5.”
 
In addition, Samsung will be coupling its new S5 with an updated wearable that is meant to work alongside the handset. 


[SOURCE: dialaphone.co.uk]

“We’ve been announcing our first flagship model in the first half of each year, around March and April, and we are still targeting for release around that time,” said Lee. “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.”
 
A recent Reuters report said that Samsung would likely see a slow 2014 for smartphone sales due to Apple moving into the Chinese smartphone market. The iPhone maker just scored a deal with China's largest mobile carrier -- China Mobile Ltd -- late last month, which opens the iPhone up to 760 million China Mobile customers starting January 17, 2014.
 
Aside from that, Apple is expected to start selling phones with larger screens this year, which is one feature typically dominated by Samsung's Android-powered phones. With Apple entering the market and offering similar features, it poses a real problem for Samsung's mobile business.
 
Thomson Reuters' Starmine SmartEstimate added that Samsung's fourth quarter business was likely hit by Apple's strong iPhone sales, and that this is expected to continue through the end of the first quarter of this year.
 
Samsung just posted its Q4 2013 earnings, which saw the company's first profit decline in nine quarters. Operating profit was 8.3 trillion won ($7.8 billion USD) in the three months ended December 2013, which was a decrease from 9 trillion won a year earlier. 

Source: Bloomberg



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RE: Wonder what the design will be like
By Reclaimer77 on 1/9/2014 7:52:57 PM , Rating: 2
Except your comments about the build quality are simply, undeniably, flat out wrong. You are ANYTHING but objective.

See my above post where I utterly destroy you by quoting what people who review phones for a living think about Samsung's build quality. It's excellent.


By themaster08 on 1/10/2014 2:12:58 AM , Rating: 2
You take any criticism towards Samsung and Android way too personally.

Get over it.


RE: Wonder what the design will be like
By troysavary on 1/10/2014 3:58:32 AM , Rating: 2
You destroyed nothing. Yes, the Note feels more solid than the S4. That has nothing to do with the fake stitches molded into the plastic.


RE: Wonder what the design will be like
By Reclaimer77 on 1/10/2014 7:50:12 AM , Rating: 2
Nice deflection, but it's not going to work. I have objectively proven, beyond a doubt, that every single problem you had with the Note 3 was either manufactured from bias, or flat out made up.

If you can find me just one professional hardware reviewer from an unbiased site or publication which confirms your FUD, I would shut up. But you haven't bothered to link ONE.

I wouldn't have so much of a problem if you said it was just your opinion. But you say things like "The Note 3 feels horrible, that's a fact." That's not a fact, it's just your biased hater opinion.


RE: Wonder what the design will be like
By troysavary on 1/10/2014 6:52:13 PM , Rating: 2
It doesn't take a "professional reviewer" to know that fake stitches add nothing to the quality. Nice attempt at appeal to authority though.


RE: Wonder what the design will be like
By Reclaimer77 on 1/10/2014 7:07:11 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
It doesn't take a "professional reviewer" to know that fake stitches add nothing to the quality.


Yet they somehow detract from it?

If professionals don't knock them for fake stitches, why should I give a fuck that YOU do?

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Nice attempt at appeal to authority though.


Yeah I should appeal to stupid asses spouting off bullshit like you?


RE: Wonder what the design will be like
By troysavary on 1/10/2014 9:21:03 PM , Rating: 2
Like I, and others, have pointed out, you take this WAY too personally. It is a phone. Buy what you like. I am not trying to stop you. Someone doesn't like what you like. That doesn't make them either a shill or an idiot. You have so much emotionally invested in your phone choice that you fly off the handle when not everyone agrees it is the best thing ever. I am gonna go out on a limb and say you are single because living with someone who has to always be right and belittles anyone who thinks differently would be hell. I doubt many women would tolerate that attitude for long.


By Reclaimer77 on 1/10/2014 10:00:41 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Like I, and others, have pointed out, you take this WAY too personally.


Yeah make it about me, another deflection. I just don't like people lying and spreading FUD.

quote:
You have so much emotionally invested in your phone choice


I don't own a Note 2, Note 3, Galaxy S3 or S4. And never have. What "phone choice" am I exactly invested in there Sherlock?

quote:
I am gonna go out on a limb and say you are single because living with someone who has to always be right and belittles anyone who thinks differently would be hell. I doubt many women would tolerate that attitude for long.


I'll just pass this on to my girlfriend of 10 years, thanks for the tip! You're pathetic if you think you've figured someone out over the Internet because of a tech argument.

The idea that you define someone's self-worth based on a codependent relationship says more about your state of mind than anything I've supposedly revealed about myself.

It's funny that you cannot see how you are the one being truly obnoxious. Seriously, you've gone on for two days now about "fake stitching". Something so inconsequential, the most detailed oriented review site in the world didn't even mention!

You back up your points with nothing, then when are proven wrong claim it's an "appeal to authority". As if you, who clearly cannot be objective and have no experience with the products, ARE the authority?


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