Iris scanner and high-res display rumoured for Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone may well be packing an iris scanner as well as a QHD screen, ahead of a reported launch during the Mobile World Congress event in February of 2014.

This is according to new rumours published by ZDNet Korea, which state that the Galaxy S5’s display will have a pixel count of 2560×1440, making it quite a bit crisper than the 1080p panel of the Galaxy S4, if only on a microscopic level.

The ability to scan the iris of a user will also be onboard, which would be an intriguing new security measure that runs parallel to the fingerprint scanner approach being embraced by rival manufacturer, Apple.

A 64-bit 2.5GHz quad core processor is anticipated to be under the hood and it may even have 4GB of RAM and a display that measures 5.5 inches across the diagonal.

The Galaxy S5 could well be stepping on the toes of phablets, while also perhaps being a little unwieldy in terms of its size.

All should be revealed at MWC 2014 in Barcelona, although some insiders are not ruling out an earlier arrival at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

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