The rumor mill is abuzz with chatter about Samsung’s 2014 flagship devices, and already there has been a lot of talk about what we can expect particularly from the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4. The former is actually expected to be released in March, so it would give us an idea of what to expect, feature-wise, from the phablet which isn’t due until at least September 2014. A rumor coming in from Korea suggests that these two devices could come with improved gesture based features like Air View and Air Gesture, which pick up user input when the finger is hovered just above the display.

Apparently Samsung has once again selected Synaptics to provide the touch controller for its 2014 flagships, and rumor has it that the company has improved its touch controllers which are now presumably better at detecting hovering fingers. This would mean that users will be able to take advantage of the aforementioned features by hovering their fingers at a greater distance than before. It is also claimed that Synaptics has greatly enhanced its stylus pen functionality, enabling the touchscreen panel to pick up penpoints as low as 2.5 pi, this means that the display will be able to pick up even more precise handwriting. Samsung has been gradually improving its gesture features, its possible that the company’s next flagships might tout what has been rumored here, but still, a rumor is a rumor. We can’t absolutely be sure until Samsung officially confirms it.

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Key SpecsGalaxy S5Galaxy Note 4
Status ReleasedReleased
Resolution 1920x10802560x1440
Display Diagonal 5.1"5.7"
Processor/Soc Name Snapdragon 801, 4-core, 2.5 GHzSnapdragon 805, 4-core, Krait quad-core 2.7 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity 160 GB96 GB
Megapixels 16 MP16 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh) 2800 mAh3220 mAh
Street Price $380
380 (SM-G900H)
Complete product data Samsung Galaxy S5 Full specsSamsung Galaxy Note 4 Full specs
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