Samsung Galaxy S5: Everything We Think We Know


Rumours surrounding the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone this week, support everything from a retina scanner to a climbing rope. Okay I lied about the wall-scaling capabilities – but retina scanner would be pretty neat.

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Samsung is set to release the 5th installment of its smart phones in April and this next one appears to have quite a hype to live up to. While much of this is speculation, some of the hints that came from an interview given to Bloomberg suggest there may be grains of the truth. While the rumor of the retina display is too far-fetched for many to believe, other suggest that the start button will have a fingerprint scanner for privacy storing up to 9 ‘paw prints’. The body will ditch that cheap plastic feel, instead going to a sturdier metal frame design.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is coming.

Rumours have loads of features pegged.  What could we see?

A significantly more powerful battery will be used to power the significantly sharper screen measuring a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, making it a considerable upgrade over the S4 , Nexus 5’s and HTC One’s. With 3 GB of RAM and running 4.4.2 KitKat, this is sure to be one of the more powerful phones on the market.

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With the upgraded specs in the Galaxy S5, will we see innovation?

Phone-techies everywhere are hoping that the interface sees a reduction in those unnecessary proprietary apps as all they do is slow down the device and drain the battery. Rumor has it, Samsung agrees.

It makes sense to assume that the price tag for a machine like this will undoubtedly be hefty. However, according to that interview to Bloomberg, there is no reason to believe it will be more expensive (even without a contract) than the S4 when it came out. Can I order one now?

[Via Bloomberg]

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