Jan 30 AT 3:36 PM Dima Aryeh 6 Comments

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

Samsung logo

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?┬áThe 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 obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

    Most Tweeted This Week

  • http://muddypa.ws/blog nportelli

    WQHD? Just give me 1080p in 4.3″ screen please.

  • SGB101

    Wow 3d touch wiz would be huge, as in size!

  • discount daaaaable-check

    lets hope its not made of cheap samsuck plastics

    • donger


  • Lars Rones

    I’ve heard that for asian users with special alphabets like koreans, chinese and japanese will benefit from higher ppi as it displays the intricate details of their symbols much better, while for others which uses the standard latin alphabet wont see much of a difference. If that’s the case, I’m all for it as it has a proven benefit and not just a gimmicky number to advertise with.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      That’s an interesting point, I never thought of that. I wonder if it really makes a difference.