Further signs that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 will showcase eye motion-sensitive tweaks emerged today, with ten days to go until the handset gets official at a press call in New York.
According to “someone who has tried the phone” cited by The New York Times (NYT), the handset will enable users to scroll through pages using their eye movements alone.
The anonymous, loose-lipped source, who is allegedly on Samsung’s payroll, claims that the handset will “track a user’s eyes to determine where to scroll” and “will automatically scroll down to reveal the next paragraphs of text” when owners reach the end of a page.
The gen chimes with months of leaks online, although it’s perhaps telling that the NYT’s deepthroat didn’t mention if the Galaxy S4 will also allow users to pause video using eyeball movements, as has been mooted in some quarters.
Details of Samsung’s plans to differentiate its smartphone from a slew of me-too Android devices comes as it prepares to showcase the phone at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on March 14th. The press call will be broadcast live a few streets away on the large screens of Times Square.
Wireless charging is also set to be at the centre of Samsung’s strategy to sell the S4 to the masses, alongside a staggeringly lavish spec sheet that takes in a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED HD display, a 13-megapixel Orb camera capable of 360-degree, panoramic shots and an eight-core processor.
New York Times