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This Week's Chitter Chatter - Samsung's Galaxy S5, the HTC One+ and Vibrating Knickers....
Samsung's newest smartphone - the eagerly anticipated Galaxy S5 could be with us in the next couple of months. Samsung are keeping details of the S5 fairly close to their chests but Lee Young Hee from Samsung's mobile phone business did drop a hint that they are considering iris-scanning technology for their new smartphone. The full specifications of the S5 will be known in February when Samsung officially launch it, there are lots of rumours that the S5 will be manufactured with an aluminium body. Other speculation on the likely specs the S5 will feature include a 64-bit chip, 3 (or even 4) GB of RAM, a quad-core 2.5GHz processor and possibly a 16-megapixel camera. All will be revealed very shortly - watch this space for the latest news.
Staying with Samsung, it looks like a new Android Interface (below) may be on the cards for their various mobile devices. 'Leaked' reports indicate that Samsung will be replacing their TouchWiz User Interface for a sleeker and more contemporary UI. Style-wise the reports suggest that in terms of design the new interface may have the look of a blended Android KitKat 4.4 with Apple's iOS7. We'll keep you up to date with any more information which comes in concerning the redesign as soon as we hear.
Whilst we on the subject of new things, the next new thing from HTC is expected to be the HTC One+ smartphone. There are reports circulating that the HTC One+ will sport a more curvy design with an aluminium frame, ultra-slim bezels and a 5-inch Full HD screen. It's anticipated that, similar to the HTC One, it will feature dual front speakers and an upgraded processor in the shape of a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU. It's also expected to come with an 8-megapixel UltraPixel rear camera. We'll keep you updated with more on the HTC One+ as we have it.
Something new which we don't think will be quite so popular emerged at this week's Consumer Electronics Show - a pair of vibrating remote-controlled knickers. Yes really. For just under £80, you too could be the proud owner of a pair of vibrating knickers which can be controlled by a smartphone using Bluetooth technology. The mind boggles.