Samsung: Galaxy S5 out by April, may scan your eyes

Story highlights

  • Samsung says its Galaxy S5 phone will be released by April
  • Vice president says it may have eye-scanning tech
  • New Galaxy Gear smartwatch will come at same time, Lee says
  • The Galaxy S5 will have a different design
Samsung's Galaxy S5, the next generation of its flagship smartphone, will be released by April and may include innovative eye-scanning technology.
An executive for the Korean tech giant confirmed to Bloomberg that the phone will hit stores this year on roughly the same time table as previous iterations of the device, which has emerged as the chief rival to Apple's iPhone.
The Galaxy S4 was announced last March and released in April.
Lee Young Hee, executive vice president for Samsung's mobile business, also told the news service that a new version of the company's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be released at the same time as the new phone.
"We've been announcing our first flagship model in the first half of each year, around March and April, and we are still targeting for release around that time," Lee said. "When we release our S5 device, you can also expect a Gear successor with more advanced functions, and the bulky design will also be improved."
The new phone is expected to look different from Samsung's popular Galaxy S4, shown here.