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Exclusive Samsung Galaxy s5 to feature on screen fingerprint sensor along with on screen keys

Our well placed Insider within Samsung India R&D has tipped us with some pretty reliable and exclusive information in the past, including the time frame for the Android 4.4 KitKat Update for the topmost Galaxy Lineup which includes the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S3 and has been spot on till now. Now the very same insider has leaked to us some exclusive information regarding the specs of the upcoming Galaxy Flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S5.

According to our insider, Samsung has used a new and creative way of implementing the fingerprint sensor into the device. As for now we have news that Samsung had used a layer of electromagnetic field which is generated behind the screen and is the reason for the working of the S Pen. Samsung has done something similar with the fingerprint sensor. They have implemented it in such a way that the fingerprint sensor is the screen itself. Imagine that! It could be just like the fantasy gadgets of James Bond movies.


Or something like the fake fingerprint apps that have long flooded the Play Store and the AppStore.



The insider also reaffirms that the Galaxy S5 will feature a 5.25-inch QHD (2,560×1,440) Super AMOLED display, a new Exynos (India, International)/Snapdragon (US) processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB storage, and a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 3200 mAh ginormous battery. These specs have also been confirmed to us a few hours ago by the leaker Eldar Murtazin, so we have good faith on the specs.

The leaker says that he has no idea about the apparent dual versions (metallic/plastic) but can confirm that there is a new design approach which does not include the hardware buttons in the front and Samsung has moved on to on-screen touch keys. The reason for this as stated by the leaker is that Samsung India R&D gets to work with just the Internation Variant of the devices which eventually come to the Indian market and not the US variant or any exclusive variant.

The Galaxy S5 will run on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, with improved versions of several Samsung apps, such as S Health and WatchON, possibly a new interface, and will likely sport a fingerprint sensor. Samsung has already announced an Unpacked event on February 24, during the MWC at Barcelona. Market availability is expected to begin sometime in late April.

All the leaks are just leaks till the actual device is unveiled so we recommend taking all of the leaks with the usual pinch of salt, though we ourselves are not taking any!

Thanks Insider!

Leaked Samsung memo shows some Kitkat love for the Galaxy Lineup

Samsung is notorious for quick updates to its famous Galaxy Lineup including the Galaxy S3 and S4 as well as the Note 2 and Note 3. The Galaxy Note 2 and S3 recently got the jump to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, though the S3 update was put on hold due to some operational bugs that hadn’t been ironed out.

Samsung remains the most dominant in the Android market share with the Galaxy S series and other Galaxy line of devices. HTC, Motorola and Sony need to use Android 4.4 KitKat to boost sales record attracting more customers and retaining loyal users on using their devices. As such Samsung didn’t need to push for updates so soon, but Samsung being Samsung had waited till the rest announced their plans of the KitKat update till they announce their own. Until a leaked document from the Samsung R&D, India shows the update timeline for their best selling Galaxy lineup.

Samsung leak

We don’t know what’s behind the curtains at Samsung and it looks like the company has already started to fully integrate TouchWiz UI and services to latest Android 4.4. Successful integration may benefit Galaxy device owners in several aspects of the TouchWiz UI:

–          Smoother response

–          More stable than before

–          Faster performance

–          Becomes lightweight on the RAM

–          Better multi-tasking than ever

Samsung Galaxy owners should wait till December for an official announcement of the upcoming update. Samsung isn’t going to let Android 4.4 slip away because it is a selling point for its Galaxy Lineup.

Source: Insider

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