2014’s most anticipated device is the Samsung Galaxy S5, and endless rumors and speculations about the device are already out on the internet.
However, it was mentioned in a Bloomberg News interview on Thursday that Lee Young-hee, Samsung’s mobile executive VP, outlined the company’s broad plans for its flagship Galaxy smartphone, the successor to the Note phablet and the next Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
In his statement about the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Gear, Young-hee stated that the company would be announcing the Galaxy S5 in the first half of this year, somewhere around March and April and the company also plans to release the device too around that time.
He also stated that when the Galaxy S5 is released, the Galaxy Gear successor will also follow and will be loaded with advanced functions and a revamped design.
The rumors about the new Galaxy Gear launching alongside the Galaxy S5 are in news since November. But this statement about the launch of these devices by Young-hee contradicts the statements made by Samsung Electronics Vice President of Design Team Dong-hoon Chang who said that the Galaxy S5 could make an appearance at the MWC 2014 which is scheduled for February.
Young-hee also acknowledged that the Galaxy S5 could feature an eye-scanning feature, which is an iris recognition technology.
This feature would be introduced to compete with the recently launched fingerprint scanning security feature by Apple in the iPhone 5s.
Young-hee in his interview also acknowledged that the Galaxy S4 was not as successful as expected and the consumers could not feel much difference between the S III or the S4 from physical perspective and hence, not a very big market reaction.
For the S5 the company has gone back to the basics.