Samsung announces Galaxy S5 or rather the new iPhone 5.5S

Samsung announced their new Galaxy S5 smartphone today (via The Verge) and guess what the signature new feature of this smartphone is? It is an integrated fingerprint sensor on the home screen. Oh come on Samsung, at least the other Android Smartphone manufacturers were less discreet in their ripping off Apple's iPhone 5S, by putting their fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone (MacRumors)!

Less successful is Samsung’s take on the fingerprint-unlock system made popular by Apple with the iPhone 5S. Like the 5S, the S5’s home key features an integrated fingerprint scanner, which can be used to unlock the phone or authenticate purchases online (Samsung is partnering with PayPal to enable this feature, though it doesn’t validate purchases from the Google Play Store). Samsung’s version requires a vertical swipe over the home button to activate the scanner, and we found it to be quite unreliable and virtually impossible to activate when holding the phone in one hand. It can store up to three different digits, but it was very particular about the speed and orientation of the swiping motion used — if we weren’t doing a perfectly straight swipe down, it would refuse to unlock the phone.
— The Verge

It doesn't end here. Samsung's primary push and focus for this 'new' smartphone is 'health' Apps, gear and an ecosystem. Yeah you guessed it right, this is exactly what Apple is rumored to do with its iPhone 6 (9to5Mac). There seems to be no stopping the CTRL+c & CTRL+v machine, called Samsung and no wonder the patent dispute between these two companies is never ending (The Frustum). And this new Galaxy S5 is a definite iPhone 5.5S, only that the 'S' here stands for Samsung!

Samsung is making a huge push into fitness tracking this year, and the Galaxy S5 benefits from a revamped S Health app and new heart-rate sensor on its back. The new S Health app can sync with Samsung’s Gear line of wearables, including the Gear Fit fitness band, and it offers guided coaching and feedback while you work out. Developers will be able to tap into the data offered by the service through an SDK that will be out later this year.
— The Verge