Galaxy S 5 rumor update: delays for quad HD version, unusual shutter button


With the days until Samsung’s anticipated Galaxy S 5 launch event rapidly moving past us, there’s not much time left to suss-out the details before Samsung makes things official. There are a whole lot of loose ends track down, and today we hear updates on a couple subjects, looking both at what may become of the quad HD “premium” edition of the smartphone, as well as what Samsung’s been engineering for the phone’s camera.

A lot of our early uncertainty about the GS5 going with a 1440p or 1080p display might be explained by Samsung releasing a pair of Galaxy S 5 editions, with the premium version sporting the higher-res display. But now industry sources are claiming that production issues with the 2K screen are forcing Samsung to delay the premium version of the phone. While sales of the 1080p model may begin as soon as next month, it would reportedly be another couple months after that before the quad HD model became available.

On the camera side of things, a new report describes a number of shooting modes; this being Samsung a lot of them sound a little gimmicky (like one solely to analyze golf swings). The real interesting part is on the hardware side, with claims that Samsung is giving the phone a camera button – though not a physical push-button. The so-called Side Touch technology would use sensors to detect when it’s being pressed (it’s unclear if we’re talking about capacitive or something IR-based, though the former sounds more likely), allowing the functionality of a dedicated button while keeping the phone’s edges sleek.

Source: ETNews (Google Translate), SamMobile
Via: BGR

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