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Samsung Galaxy S4: Larger And With Eye Scrolling?

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Report suggests that users will be able to control text with their eyes as alleged mock-ups and specs emerge

The software features of the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 will be more important than the hardware, according to a report, with the smartphone set to include eye scrolling.

The New York Times says that when users read articles on the smartphone and their eyes reach the bottom of the page, the software will automatically scroll down to reveal the next paragraph of text.

The publication’s source, who has seen the phone, did not reveal what technology the Korean manufacturer was using and would not disclose whether the feature would be demonstrated when the Samsung Galaxy S4 is officially revealed on 14 March.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Leaks (@evleaks)

Samsung Galaxy S4 leaks

However adding strength to the claim is that Samsung has registered the name ‘Eye Scroll’ in Europe and ‘Samsung Eye Scroll’ in the US. The company’s American filing describes the feature as software “having a feature of sensing eye movements and scrolling displays of mobile devices.”

Samsung Galaxy S4 Leaks (@evleaks)It has also registered ‘Eye Pause’, but there is no information as to what that might be. Samsung has also experimented with eye tracking software in the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Samsung has stressed that the Samsung Galaxy S4’s hardware will be just as impressive, and new information about the smartphone’s specs could have been revealed by Twitter user @evleaks, who has posted alleged specs and mock-ups.

The images are far from official, but @evleaks posted pictures of the Nokia Lumia 920 ahead of its launch, which turned out to be accurate.

According to the posts, the Galaxy S4 will have a 13 megapixel camera, run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and have 2GB

of RAM. It will come with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage and will boast a Super AMOLED full HD touchscreen. It will also apparently be larger than any previous Samsung Galaxy S smartphone.

Samsung’s new flagship will have big boots to fill as the company has revealed that it shifts 190,000 units every single day.

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