Next Samsung Galaxy phone could have eye scrolling: report
Samsung is days away from unveiling the Galaxy S 4, and reports suggest the new phone could let users scroll down a screen by just looking at it.
According to the New York Times, the next iteration of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone will have a feature that tracks a user's eye movements, scrolling the screen down or up as the user moves their eyes.
The NYT report was based on an unnamed Samsung source with knowledge of the phone who was not authorized to speak to the media.
While Samsung has not confirmed the use of eye tracking technology for this rumoured feature, it wouldn't be the first time the company uses software to track a user's facial features.
The S3 used its front-facing camera to know when to dim the screen – or not – based on whether the users was actually looking at the screen.
But the report suggests that Samsung is going to stress the importance of the S4's software rather than the hardware, as it seeks to stay ahead in the competitive Android market.
Samsung is going to unveil the new smartphone at an event in New York on March 14.
Some of the other rumoured features include:
- a full HD 4.99 inch screen
- an 8-core processor (yes – you read that right)
- 2 GB of RAM
- 13 megapixel rear-facing camera
In anticipation of the launch, Samsung recently released a teaser video for the new handset.
What do you think Samsung will include in the new Galaxy S IV?- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets