Over the last few months we have seen a number of Samsung Galaxy S5 concepts, a great number of rumours and wish lists but had not heard of eye scanning technology for the Galaxy S5. Till now!
The latest rumour is that the Galaxy S5 will come with retina eye scanning technology to combat the fingerprint scanner that’s been included in the Apple iPhone 5S and the HTC One max. The end result would be that S5 users can quickly unlock their smartphone via a brief eye scan.
Eye scanners are used in in organisations like the FBI, in a number of prisons and back in 2011 Eyelock introduced an eye scanner for PCs (see left).
Bearing this in mind we could see the latest leak as a forthcoming reality, but really need some form of official confirmation from Samsung to confirm its existence and that it would first come with the Galaxy S5.
The retina eye scanner could be housed in the main camera module and would be a great way to unlock the Galaxy S5 - simple, and with a high level of security. We would also expect Samsung to include other uses for the retina scanner such as control of display brightness, battery life optimisation and improved security features.
Of course, for the Galaxy S4, Samsung introduced auto scroll which can be activated when someone looked directly at the display screen. This seems a similar type of feature to the retina eye scanner and adds weight to the possibility of the new eye retina scanner.
We won’t have that long to wait to see the outcome, as we previously indicated Samsung's Galaxy S5 is due to launch early next year and the most likely place is at Mobile World Congress in February, 2014.
Let’s hope this exciting latest rumour proves factual but we simply have no idea at the current time. Meanwhile the concept video below is well worth a look.
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By Kevin Thomas on 29th October, 2013