As the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 edges closer, more specs are making their way onto the web. Unfortunately, that eye-scanner that we keep hearing about looks to have been omitted from the upcoming flagship, or has it?
According to industry sources talking to the Korea Herald "the tech giant will go for fingerprint authentication rather than unintuitive user experience of iris recognition".
This is in part due to a necessary redesign of the Galaxy S range, as well a current need to hold the phone to your eye in order to have it accurately scanned.
"Since iris recognition requires a long range camera, the smartphone, if fitted with the camera, needs a completely different design from previous models" said the unnamed source.
Now you see me..?
All is not lost for the eye-scanning tech though, with a tip passed to Phone Arena claiming that the Galaxy S5 will come with a refreshed design and a retina scanner - leaving us scratching our heads as to who is right.
Given that one of the biggest gripes with the Galaxy S4 was that it was so close in design to the Galaxy S3, an all new look for the S5 will be well received, yet Samsung will apparently stick to an all plastic construction.
The same leak also claims that the Galaxy S5 will come with that 2K QHD screen (1440 x 2560 pixels) we keep hearing about, as well as a 2900mAh battery. Could this be the fast-charging power pack that we heard about last week?
A 20MP camera has also been touted, contradicting rumours of a 16MP lens and putting it in the same league as the 20.7MP Sony Xperia Z1. It will record in 4K (like the Note 3) as well as simultaneously snap photos.
Given that all previous leaks have pointed towards a 16MP sensor, we'd advise taking this with a smidgeon of salt, and as far as eye scanners go, your guess is as good as ours.