Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Gadgets & Tech
  3. Tech Gear

Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors go viral

See also

On Saturday, it was reported that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will come in two versions. Supposedly, one will come with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution 5.25-inch screen and the other will have a 1080p 2.5-inch screen. Both are said to carry the same plastic cases as previous versions. In addition, insiders are saying that there will be a retina eye scanner for security.

We talked to Los Angeles Industry Analyst Paul Mueller, whose contributions to this column have usually been spot-on. He calls the rumors mostly laughable. "There is no way Samsung will get away with not having a metal backing for their next flagship phone. I haven't heard that there will be two versions, but if there are, you can bet one will be metallic," Mueller tells us. He also tells us that the retina eye security scanner is an absolute joke.

While some may smile at a 2560 x 1440 (560ppi) pixel resolution screen on the Galaxy S5, many believe that the extra pixels will largely go unnoticed on a 5.25-inch screen. The human eye can barely tell a difference between a 400dpi screen and a 560ppi screen. Samsung may run into the same problems they did with the Galaxy S4 in terms of gimmicky features that don't improve the user experience.

Twitter: @ddeino

Advertisement

Don't Miss

  • Massive
    Ubisoft Massive exclusive: 'The Division', PS4 & Xbox One, Activision to Ubisoft & more
    Camera
    Games Exclusive
  • iPhone
    Get your wallet ready: The next iPhone could cost $100 more than your last one
    Video
    Tech Buzz
  • Civ
    Need to catch up on 'Sid Meier's Civilization'? Here is everything you need to know
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Google Glass
    See how Google Glass is letting sick kids go to the zoo without leaving the hospital
    Tech News
  • Upcoming
    These are 2014's biggest PS4, Xbox One and Wii U games
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Google
    Google has filed for a patent to develop contact lenses capable of taking photos
    Video
    Headlines

Related Videos:

  • NYPD Chief Bratton And State Attorney Gen. Schneiderman Introduce Kill Switch Legislation For Stolen Cell Phones
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518198182" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518198182&autoStart=true"></div>
  • BoomSound Battle! HTC One M7 vs One M8 in a smartphone stereo speaker showdown!
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/XnrBaeyJ0O8?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Windows Phone 8.1
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-iznLyIYzts?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!