The next Samsung Galaxy phone, the S4, is due be unveiled next week, and apparently the handset will do something very different from the average smartphone – namely, it will track your eyes and intelligently scroll.
Rumours have obviously been flying about regarding what the S4 will (or won’t) have on board. An even larger 5in screen is expected (pushing further towards “phablet” or Galaxy Note territory), with a full 1080p resolution, and potentially an 8-core CPU, and a 10-megapixel plus camera.
But this latest snippet of information, from the New York Times, claims that the Galaxy S4 will track the user’s eyes and use that data to scroll the screen.
In other words, the phone will detect when your eyes reach the bottom of the article or document you’re reading, and automatically scroll it on.
If this is true, and the system functions smoothly, it will be a pretty neat extra for the new Samsung phone – and one of those features which will really cause some jealousy for owners of other handsets who don’t have such smart scrolling.
The source of the rumour is a Samsung employee, and this person is backed up by the company’s previously filed patents as the NYT notes.
We don’t have long to wait until we find out what the phone is all about now, and we’ll be covering the Samsung Galaxy S4 unveil next Thursday.