Technology observers are closely monitoring Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (KRX:005935) particularly its next flagship smartphone— the Galaxy S5. The device is speculated to be revealed early next year—around February during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona along with the Galaxy Gear 2 and the Galaxy Band.

Killer features

Several reports indicated that the South Korean electronics company Galaxy S5 is integrated with more innovative or killer features including an iris scanner to provide users with superior security; a quad HD display 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution,  16-megapixel camera, 4,000mAh battery, 4GB RAM, and 64-bit true octa-core Exynos processor. The device will be powered by Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 4.4 Kit Kat operating system, and sports a diamond-like metal surface.

Based on earlier reports, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (KRX:005935)  is processing carbon with high temperatures and pressures to create a synthetic diamond material for the Galaxy S5. The new coating of Samsung’s flagship smartphone is scratch free.

Iris Scanner poised to outshine Touch ID

Many believed that the Galaxy S5’s iris scanner will outshine the fingerprint scanner or Touch ID integrated in the iPhone 5S in terms of security. The iris scan technology is very accurate based on documentations, and it is proven to provide superior security given the fact that it is widely used at immigration checkpoints across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Take note that that a group of German hackers claimed that they cracked the iPhone 5S Touch ID in just two days.

Possible April release

Some technology experts are suggesting that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (KRX:005935) will probably launch the Galaxy S5 in April instead of February next year. According to them, the South Korean electronics company wants to ensure that the device would not experience any technical glitches or supply chain shortages once available in the market.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (KRX:005935) will have ample time to double-check all the technical aspects and features of the Galaxy S5 if release in April. This means the company will have to organize a special event to highlight the Galaxy S5.

Meanwhile, GalaxyS5info posted a Galaxy S5 concept to give consumers an idea regarding the potential look or design based on the speculated features of the device.