Everything You Need To Know About The Samsung Galaxy S5 At CES 2014

Samsung will once again stage a major product launch at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month. It really couldn't be anything other than the Galaxy S5 marquee phone.

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Looks Like The Samsung S5 Will Have A 'Dry Finger' Scanner On Its Home Button, Just Like You Know Who

Recently, most of the rumours pointed towards the fingerprint sensor being built into the actual display but that’s not the case, because Samsung has implemented the sensor into the Galaxy S5’s home button.

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The scanner will be embedded in the home button but unlike the iPhone 5S seamless Touch ID, the Galaxy S5 would require you to swipe your finger flat across the home button. They have also added that the Galaxy S5 is able to register up to 8 different fingers and you can assign specific task or apps for each of them.

The sensor itself works in a swipe manner, which means that you would need to swipe the entire pad of your finger, from base to tip, across the home key to register your fingerprint properly. Also, you would need to keep your finger flat against the home key and swipe at a moderate speed or else it won’t recognise your fingerprint. The fingerprint sensor is sensitive to moisture, as well. So, don’t try to use it with wet fingers because it will, literally, give you an error and tell you to dry your fingers first.

The S5 finger scanner

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Last September 2013, a Samsung official said, “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."

Samsung Has Just Announced Its First Unpacked Event For 2014, And It Looks Like We’ll Be Starting Off With The Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch On February 24 At Mobile World Congress

Samsung is believed to be preparing to unveil it's much anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone ion February 24th. The firm has sent journalists invites to a 'Samsung Unpacked event at the Mobile World congress show in Barcelona.
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Like all other Samsung Unpacked events, this one will be streamed on Samsung’s YouTube channel so those of us who can’t make the trip out to MWC can watch the announcement as it happens.

While There’S No Real Teaser Image For The Next Samsung Flagship In The Invitation, There Are A Couple Conspicuous '5's In The Invite

If that’s not a hint at the coming of the Galaxy S5, we don’t know what is. The S5 is the next major device we’re expecting from Samsung, so it only makes sense that it would launch at the company’s next big event. And the timing is just about a year after the launch of the Galaxy S4.

The Launch Has Been Brought Forward By Around Three Weeks After Sales Of Samsung’S S4 Came In Weaker Than Expected

The world’s biggest smartphone maker is bracing for its weakest mobile annual profit growth in seven years amid fierce competition from Apple Inc and Chinese vendors, and as growth for high-end smartphones eases due to near saturation in many markets.
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The launch at the annual industry gathering is set to reflect a new emphasis on costs, marking a departure from the glitzy marketing Samsung has deployed in the past, including the use of actors and a full live orchestra to launch the S4 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall last year.

In The Past Couple Of Months, The Galaxy S5 Has Been Leaked Several Times And Just To Make You A Little Familiar With The Device, Here Are Two Stories That List Down Its Details:

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