Floating-touch controls and eye motion-tracking technology will be present on the Samsung Galaxy S4, leaked video footage of the handset appears to confirm.
Posted on the same Chinese site that gifted us images of the S4 this morning, clips of the handset show the features in action and surely remove any lingering doubt that they’ll be among the phone’s USPs when it lands tonight.
Smart Pause, which uses the phone’s front-facing camera and automatically pauses video when the user looks away from the screen, looks impressively snappy and goes into pause mode nigh-on instantaneously.
The floating gesture controls, which allow owners to interact with the phone without touching the screen, look good too, with user inputs registering with uncommon responsiveness.
In something of a surprise, a third video shows a new set of gesture-based, touch-free commands in action. Perhaps the pick of these sees the test-monkey scrolling through web pages and screens by waving his hand expansively over the screen.
Very much not in evidence, though, is any footage of the eye-scrolling feature that has been mooted to be on board the phone in recent months. That suggests to us that reports that it is being reserved for future Galaxy S iterations are most likely on the money.