Jan 30 AT 3:36 PM Dima Aryeh 6 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S5 files point towards fingerprint reader, 3D UI?

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We’ve heard plenty of rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5 so far, including everything from iris scanners to WQHD displays (the term 2K makes no sense). Now some more possible Galaxy S5 details have been shared @evleaks in the form of files that come from the device in development and hint to some interesting stuff.

The first is “FingerprintService.apk,” which points to the fingerprint reader that the rumor mill has been buzzing about. It’s said that the scanner will be underneath the display itself, meaning that there won’t be a special place to put your finger every time you want to unlock your device, which sounds awesome. This file is just more proof that we will be seeing some sort of fingerprint reader.

The second file is “3DTourViewer_WQHD_K.apk.” We have no idea what this could be, but the “WQHD” portion of the title points to the rumored 2560×1600 display. This is something many people seem to be against, saying that such a high resolution isn’t necessary in small devices. But could this file be part of some 3D UI Samsung is planning for parts of the device? The leaks also confirmed the Galaxy S5 name, so nothing is changing on that front.

This is purely speculation, so tell us what you think this could be in the comments! I’m excited for what Samsung can come up with and hopeful that it’ll be innovative.

Source: @evleaks (2) (3)

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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