With the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch almost certainly going down within the next couple of months, the rumour mill is spinning itself into a veritable frenzy.
In the latest twist, an anonymous “industry source” reckons Samsung Galaxy S5 specs will include a fingerprint scanner, but he/she says we shouldn’t pay too much attention to the recent eye-tracking talk.
Lovely Lee Young Hee, Samsung’s VP of mobile, recently purred: “Many people are fanatical about iris recognition technology. We are studying the possibility but can’t really say whether we will have it or not on the S5.”
Well, an anonymous source of The Korea Herald reckons it’s a definite no. In fact, he/she goes on a rather delicious rant about eye-tracking technology.
“Among the different types of biometric sensors that Samsung is testing for its Galaxy S5, the tech giant will go for fingerprint authentication rather than unintuitive user experience of iris recognition,” begins Anonymous Joe.
“Who would want to put their handset up close to their eyes for authentication in places like movie theaters and bed, or even while they are driving?”
Who indeed, man. Who indeed.
With rumours of lower-than-expected sales of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the South Koreans are – we’re told – working hard on making the Samsung Galaxy S5 more than just an iterative annual update.
Hopefully they’ve got something other than an iPhone 5-style fingerprint scanner up their sleeves.