According to a new report from Korean Media, Samsung is preparing a smartphone, and may showcase at MWC 2014, featuring a Quad HD resolution display, a fingerprint reader and a retina (eye) scanner. Precisely, all these features are characterizing the next flagship smartphone, Galaxy S5 whose launch is expected by the end of March or early April.
Hence, it seems that Samsung will be the first smartphone makers to adopt a display panel resolving 2560 x 1440 pixels, which would allow a device to serve an incredible quality of images on the screen. For a quick note, it’s the same resolution of a 27-inch iMac, however, the screen-size of the Galaxy S5 shouldn’t exceed 5 inches, so as not to let the phone in direct competition with Galaxy Note family.
BGR says that the South Korean manufacturer is preparing two variants of the Galaxy S5, one with a premium metal body that would make it aesthetically similar to the acclaimed HTC One, and the other one with traditional plastic shell. Other technical characteristics may include a 64-bit proprietary processor, 3GB of RAM and a 4000 mAh battery to ensure a good autonomy.
Additionally, it’s being said that the Galaxy S5 can also be equipped with a retina scanner for recognition and a fingerprint reader, which would allow access to specific features of the device with the eyes and with a finger. Samsung would also have Group Video Calling and more innovations similar to that of Apple iPhone 5S.
Currently, it’s whispered that Samsung will introduce the phone at the Mobile World Congress 2014 event which will take place in February in Barcelona; and the market release should be followed by March or April, alongside the smartwatch, Galaxy Gear 2.