Today we have a couple of things that point to Samsung’s next flagship coming with both a fingerprint scanner and a 2,560×1,440 screen resolution. Furthermore, the name Galaxy S5 has seemingly been confirmed too.
All of this comes from @evleaks, famous for pretty high accuracy levels in the past. He got hold of the name of an application from the upcoming device – it’s called FingerprintService.apk. So why would that exist if the phone didn’t have a fingerprint sensor? Exactly.
This isn’t surprising, or the first time that we’ve heard about a fingerprint scanner making its way to the Galaxy S5. Just ten days ago we reported that the long-rumored iris scanner was not going to be in the handset because its tech is still too immature, and instead Samsung opted for a fingerprint sensor. This just comes to confirm that.
Moving on, another app preinstalled on the Galaxy S5 will be 3DTourViewer_WQHD_K.apk, which could be a ‘get to know your phone’ type app. That’s not important, though. What is important is that this version clearly lists the resolution it’s compatible with: WQHD. A.k.a. QHD. A.k.a. 2,560×1,440. A.k.a. the latest trend among high-end smartphones.
This obviously doesn’t tell us how big the Galaxy S5′s screen will be, but past mumblings spoke of something in the neighborhood of 5.2-5.25 inches diagonally. If there are slimmer bezels involved than in the case of the Galaxy S4 (and why not – LG was able to pull that off with the G2 last year, after all), then we don’t expect the S5 to be much bigger than its predecessor. Or maybe even not at all.