Samsung Galaxy S4 May Come Sporting Eye-Tracking Technology

March 6, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung always springs surprises with its flagship devices. This year that surprise element will be the new Galaxy S4  – with aficionados hoping that eye-tracking technology is incorporated in the device.

The technology will be primarily integrated with reading: finish with a page of text, and the phone will automatically scroll to the next page.

The report doesn’t go into much detail, or explain the specific tech behind the eye-tracking feature. But it’s likely nothing more than eye recognition software that uses the phone’s front-facing camera.

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Samsung filed for “Samsung Eye Scroll” trademarks in Europe and the US recently. But the company has not indicated whether it would demonstrate eye tracking at its March 14th press event.

Several sources indicate that the Galaxy S4 will likely be made of a glossy plastic. It’s “Be ready 4” print ads feature a dot pattern in the background, similar to how the Galaxy 3 print ads from last year mimicked the glazed plastic finish seen on the third-generation smartphone.

Among the software additions found on the Galaxy S III, ‘Smart Stay’ was useful – it prevents the phone’s display from dimming when a user is looking at the screen.

Samsung will unveil its latest flagship Android handset on March 14th in New York City. One of the rumors surrounding the Galaxy S4 is that it will feature different processors in its international and U.S. versions. Wishful thinking? Watch this space.

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