Samsung will wrap off its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, this month but without the iris scanner, Sammobile explained in its latest report.
Galaxy fans around the world are probably chanting the song of despair as Samsung does not see eye-to-eye with them. The long-rumoured iris-scanner technology will not be embedded in the Galaxy S5 like hints from the smartphone manufacturer had previously suggested.
It seems that the in-built finger-print sensor meant to unlock the device will work with the Galaxy S5 home button instead of being implemented in the home display. Sammobile gave a pretty detailed description of the headset:
“The sensor itself works in a swipe manner, which means that you would need to swipe the entire pad of your finger, from base to tip, across the home key to register your fingerprint properly. Also, you would need to keep your finger flat against the home key and swipe at a moderate speed or else it won’t recognise your fingerprint. The fingerprint sensor is sensitive to moisture, as well. So, don’t try to use it with wet fingers because it will, literally, give you an error and tell you to dry your fingers first.”
Other than this, users will have the luxury to register up to eight fingerprints for designated tasks and app shortcuts according to tech report. The launch date of the new Samsung device is estimated for February 24 during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, though no official time-table has been rolled out by the company yet.
Do you love the rumoured finger-print sensor or loath (laugh at) it? The worst scenario will be when Apple goes on the offensive with iris-scanning technology for the release of iPhone6 for next September, thanks to the golden opportunity offered by the rival manufacturer. Samsung could be made to cry hard for having ditched a highly praised feature by experts, which would also have meant a bold move into Apple’s territory.
Only time will tell if Apple has the makings of a leader as for some Samsung has already proved who is the follower!