Samsung Galaxy S5 to have iris scanner and QHD display: Report

PARIS- The next high-end smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy S5, could come with an iris scanner capable of recognising any user based on their eye, according to ZDNet Korea.

Expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2014, the phone could also be equipped with an ultra high-definition (Quad HD) display screen.

While Apple opted to use a fingerprint reader for unlocking the screen of its iPhone 5S, Samsung is reportedly using a slightly different method of user identification based on an iris scanner.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will also reportedly have a Quad HD screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, a record for a smartphone.

ZDNet Korea suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S5 could be presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, taking place February 24-27, 2014.

Other rumours swirling around the future Samsung smartphone, from the website BGR, suggest a 64-bit processor, 3GB of RAM and a powerful 4,000mAh battery.

At any rate, the Samsung Galaxy S5 should expand upon the successes of the S4, sold worldwide since April 2013.