Samsung had quite the CES 2014 show this past week. Plenty of new, exciting products were announced and of course Michael Bay had a diva moment. But there’s more news coming care of Samsung but this time in the form of smartphone evolution. We already know that Samsung will release its Galaxy S5 smartphone by April but what we’re learning now is that Samsung is looking into utilizing eye scanner technology in order to compete with Apple’s iPhones.
In combination with the S5, Samsung will release a new wearable device in succession to the Galaxy Gear smart watch.
“We’ve been announcing our first flagship model in the first half of each year, around March and April, and we are still targeting for release around that time,” said Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business. “When we release our S5 device, you can also expect a Gear successor with more advanced functions, and the bulky design will also be improved.”
“Many people are fanatical about iris recognition technology,” Lee said at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “We are studying the possibility but can’t really say whether we will have it or not on the S5.”
Sales of Samsung smartphones slumped after Apple released the iPhone 5 with fingerprint sensor technology. Samsung hopes that iris recognition technology will push Samsung sales past Apple sales.