Samsung Galaxy S: S5 Release Date Rumors Say iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanner Tech Unlikely

Patrick Frye

Samsung Galaxy S rumors say the Galaxy S5 is likely to eschew features favored by Apple's new iPhone 5S.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the latest Samsung Galaxy S news show a iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S4 matchup favors Samsung's best smartphone.

The iPhone 5S TouchID fingerprint scanner built into the home button was the biggest innovation Apple brought to smartphones this time around. The Samsung Galaxy S Note 3 doesn't have a fingerprint scanner even though earlier rumors claimed it might. The latest official Samsung Galaxy S5 news claims Samsung will take a pass on its Samsung Galaxy S lineup as well:

"We never officially admitted that Samsung was weighing the fingerprint system and Knox for Galaxy Note 3 for security functions. We are not yet developing the technology."

Still, the Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors state that future generations of the Samsung Galaxy S will feature biometrics technology from Korean company Crucialtec, who makes the traditional fingerprint "swipe" scanner seen on laptops. Apple bought Authentec in order to make the iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner. But Crucialtec is claimed to be behind the technology curve in comparison to Authentec, who used to sell their technology to other companies and might have eventually made its way to the Samsung Galaxy S series if they hadn't been bought up.

Other Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors focus on aluminum metal cases, although this might be limited to a premium edition like the Gold iPhone 5S. The Samsung Galaxy S5 screen is expected to feature Youm, the flexible display technology, although the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is likely to implement it first. The Samsung Galaxy S5 camera is supposedly going to get an upgrade to compete with the iPhone 5S camera lenses. The processor is actually a question mark, although a Samsung Galaxy S5 CPU might be manufactured and designed by Samsung themselves instead of Qualcomm. Samsung has definitely confirmed they plan on releasing a 64-bit CPU for the future Samsung Galaxy S series. Either way, expect better performance and 3GB of memory, which would beat the iPhone 5S's 2GB.

The latest version of the Samsung Galaxy S is highly unlikely to be this year. If anything, the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date is probably set for next year, with late spring or early summer being the earliest candidate release date time frames based upon the history of Samsung Galaxy S release dates.

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