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The new Galaxy S5 boasts a ton of fancy new features, but one of the things Samsung has been pushing most since the handset was unveiled back in February is its built-in heart rate sensor. But just how revolutionary is that new sensor?

Well, as it turns out, not very. In fact, based on the hands-on video below, you can get the same results using your smartphone’s camera and LED flash with an app like Heart Rate Monitor from Runtastic.


We’ve already seen some fuzzy snaps of the HTC M8, the upcoming success to the flagship HTC One, and now we have some specifications, too. A reliable source claims the device will offer a slightly larger 5-inch display with the same 1080p resolution, a Snapdragon 800 processor, and Android 4.4 KitKat right out of the box.


We’ve seen the HTC One Max, HTC’s upcoming phablet, a number of times in recent months, and the last leaked images suggested it may come equipped with a fingerprint scanner on its back. Now that’s been all but confirmed in the latest snaps, which clearly show where the sensor will be situated and other exciting features.


The HTC One Max has already been pictured a number of times ahead of its official debut, but the latest leaked shot is a little more interesting than the others. It appears to show a fingerprint sensor beneath the handset’s rear-facing camera, which HTC has reportedly added late into development following reports that the iPhone 5S will offer the same feature.


We’ve been eagerly anticipating the first flagship smartphone with a built-in fingerprint scanner. Some reports have suggested that would be the iPhone 5S this fall, while others believed LG’s upcoming G2 might narrowly beat Apple to it. But it appears Pantech has beaten them to the punch.

The South Korean company has just announced the Pantech Vega LTE-A, which boasts high-end specifications inside a pretty attractive package. Not only is it one of the few high-end devices compatible with Korea’s new LTE-Advanced networks, but it’s also the only one with a fingerprint scanner on its back.

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