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Samsung takes on Apple with iris scanner in Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 is expected to be unveiled in April, with an updated version of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

twitter-logoANI | January 10, 2014 | Updated 14:19 IST
Samsung Galaxy S5 to come with 'iris scanner'

Samsung Electronics has taken the smartphone war with Apple Inc to the next level. Meeting head-on with Apple's finger scanning technology in the latest iPhones, the Korean manufacturer has reportedly announced its plans to roll out Galaxy S5 smartphone with 'iris scanning technology'.

The Galaxy S5 is expected to be unveiled in April with an updated version of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

According to The Verge, the company's mobile executive VP, LeeYoung-hee said the new version of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch would feature "more advanced functions, and the bulky design will also be improved."

The South Korean electronics giant is also said to be soon rolling out an updated Galaxy Note line for the second half of this year and is said to be considering a "three-sided display" to allow for visibility from multiple angles.

Lee further explained that the Galaxy S4 may not have resonated with consumers as much as its predecessor because the industrial design was so similar. For the Galaxy S5, the company plans to go back to basics and improvements would be more in the display and the feel of the cover.

The report added that the Galaxy S5 would have new Android skin that features a pastel color scheme and thinner fonts.

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