Gear Fit fitness tracker also announced at MWC 2014

MWC 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner can make PayPal transactions

Samsung has unveiled its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

The new handset features a fingerprint scanner, much like the one found on Apple’s iPhone 5S. While it can be used to unlock the device, it has another function that isn’t included on Apple’s flagship: It can be used to authorise PayPal transactions online.

The fingerprint scanner could ‘lead to the end of use names and passwords’ said Samsung at its Unpacked 5 event.

The smartphone features a 16MP camera with 4K video capabilities, 5.1-inch display, 2.5GHz Quad-Core processor, 2GB of RAM and a battery that can last 20 per cent longer than the Galaxy S4’s.

Having already announced the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches the day before, Samsung unveiled a third piece of wearable tech along with the S5.

The Gear Fit is designed to act more like a fitness tracking band rather than a smartwatch. The display curves around your wrist and is lighter and more compact than the Gear 2. While it doesn’t have a camera, it does tell the time and have pedometer and heart rate monitor apps.

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