A few days ago, I looked at various Samsung Galaxy S5 specs rumours, and suggested that you should expect a 2K HD display and fingerprint scanner.
Well, what do you know? With six days to go until the official launch, various Samsung Galaxy S5 specs have supposedly been “confirmed”, and among them are a 2K HD display and fingerprint scanner. Just call me Eldar Murtazin.
For starters, we’re looking at samsunggalaxys5abonnement.com, which kindly relays its news in both Dutch (is that Dutch?) and English.
Specifically, they’ve been handed a screenshot confirming the Samsung Galaxy S5 resolution as a frankly silly 1440 x 2560 on a display measuring 5.25in diagonally.
That yields 560PPI, which is nearly double the proposed 300PPI cut-off proposed by the late Steve Jobs (anything higher supposedly being imperceivable and ultimately pointless).
Meanwhile, SamMobile has been furnished with a ton of detail pertaining to the Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner. It actually sounds rather impressive, assuming the story is accurate.
We’re told that the Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner won’t be built into the display as rumoured, instead sitting – like the iPhone 5s – in the home button.
You’ll be able to record up to eight fingerprints, and one cool feature invites you to launch individual tasks or apps with a particular fingerprint. Your thumb could open the browser, for example, while your pinkie brings up Flappy Bird.
Similarly, with the spanking new Personal Folder and Private Mode, you’ll be able to put individual locks on apps, widgets and other content.
Sounds good to us. Samsung Galaxy S5 specs will become a life-changing reality in just six day’s time at Unpacked 5.
I’ve said not to expect a 20MP rear camera (it’ll likely be 16MP), Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor (too early), metal body (Samsung Galaxy F?) or eye-tracking technology (meh). If I get 6/6, I’m retiring as the undisputed Champion of the Universe.