The must-awaited Samsung’s Galaxy S5 will arrive by April with a new design and an iris reader, along with the Galaxy Gear 2, says Lee.
The announcement of the Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014 will be followed by the arrival of the device in April, confirms Young-hee Lee, the executive vice president of marketing for Samsung mobile’s division.
“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,” Lee said during a recent interview with Bloomberg.
The Galaxy S5 may also be feature an iris reader, which would go in direct competition with Apple iPhone 5S and other rivals.
“Many people are fanatical about iris recognition technology,” Lee said at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. “We are studying the possibility but can’t really say whether we will have it or not on the S5.”
Apple has designed the iPhone 5S equipping a fingerprint reader, Touch ID, and now Samsung seems to introduce another innovation – an iris scanner with the next flagship model.
Unlike the Galaxy S4 and S3, the Galaxy S5 will come with a new design, and it will give a refreshing feel in hand compared to its predecessors.
In addition, Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 is all set to make its debut on the market, and will be future ready incorporating health-care functions and improved design.
“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 added.
The successor of Galaxy S4 will reportedly have two variants: the Galaxy S5 and a premium model, Galaxy F. The phone is rumored to sport a quad-core processor – mostly 64-bit, 3GB of RAM and a good battery life. Additionally, the next-gen Galaxy Note will be high-end profile smartphone-cum-tablet and will arrive in the second quarter of 2014. Although, there’s no official word yet about its specs, and we will keep you update as things happen.