Samsung Galaxy S5 to get fingerprint sensor

Two versions of Samsung's flagship smartphone coming, says KGI analyst

The Samsung Galaxy S5 rumour mill continues to churn, with analysts issuing proclamations and predictions about Sammy's flagship handset.

The latest to join the fray is KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo, who claims that Samsung will follow the lead of the Apple iPhone 5S and HTC One Max by kitting out the Galaxy S5 with a fingerprint sensor.

"Fingerprint is necessary for a star model," Kuo says in a research note obtained by Apple Insider, claiming that the fingerprint sensor will be provided by Synaptics-owned Validity Sensors. Kuo concedes, however, that Samsung's fingerprint tech "is not as mature as iPhone 5s's" Touch ID sensor. The KGI analyst also backs up earlier reports that we can expect two new Samsung Galaxy S5's, with a high-end "Prime" model packing a 5.2in, 565-ppi AMOLED display, 32-bit Exynos 5430 processor and 3GB LPDDR3 RAM along with a 16MP camera.

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Kuo expects both versions of the S5 to sport a plastic shell, in contrast to recent predictions that Samsung will adopt a metal build for the high-end S5 – and debunks rumours that the Galaxy S5 will feature iris scanning tech.

At this point, rumours are flying thick and fast about the upcoming Galaxy S5 – but Kuo has a well-established track record, and it's worth taking these predictions seriously.

[Source: Apple Insider]

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