Android Authority wrote today that analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who works at KGI Research made an official note in which he predicted some of the new Samsung Galaxy S5’s specs.
It seems that the new S5 will have a fingerprint scanner incorporated. This is a response to Apple’s iPhone 5S Touch ID system ( which isn’t very reliable now, according to reviews) and HTC’s One man, which recently put a fingerprint scanner in their phones.
Kuo wrote that there will be two different models of S5: a basic model and a premium model. The first one supposedly will have a quad-core MSM 8974AC ( aka Snapdragon 800 ) or the eight-core Samsung Exynos 5422. The Basic model will have 2 GB of RAM, while the premium model will have 3 GB of RAM. Also, the premium will use a eight-core Samsung Exynos 5430 processor.
The analyst also wrote that both models will use a 5.2-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display, a 2MP front-facing camera, 16MP rear-facing camera and 3D gesture support. It seems like Samsung will take a new direction, because all the processors mentioned earlier have 32-bit chips, with no version of a 64-bit chip.
Kuo also notes that some of the features which appeared in different rumors won’t come up on the new S5. Here we talk about the iris scanner technology, a new technology, which is a response to Apple’s fingerprint identification system. There are tests to be made and this feature might appear later on.
The man didn’t talk about one thing, about the price. It will be cheaper or it will still be in the premium category? We shall see !
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January 24 2014