As we near the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S5, rumors about the features and hardware of the smartphone are evidently increasing in frequency. A new rumor which has surfaced today hints that the smartphone might not feature a metal chassis like most of us were led to believe. This means Samsung will go with the tried and tested polycarbonate way with the new flagship and not with metal or steel body as we had hoped, which is quite disappointing. But we shall treat this as a rumor until there’s proper evidence to prove otherwise.
This report further goes on to state that the Galaxy S5 will indeed sport an Iris Scanner although there’s no details available on its functioning just yet. The report also claims that the smartphone will sport a 20MP camera without OIS, rather than a 16MP camera as previously claimed. While the screen size of the new flagship wasn’t confirmed, it was mentioned that it will be a QHD panel (2560 x 1440). Lastly, powering the device will be a 2,900 mAh battery according to the tipster cited by the source. There are plenty of questions left to be answered at this point, but we think it’s safe to reserve judgment until Samsung makes the device official.
Update: A post by Korea Herald has denied the possibility of an Iris Scanner being implemented with the Galaxy S5 as the technology is apparently not practical enough for the everyday user. So Samsung could most likely go with a fingerprint scanner, but we’re not too sure about that either.