Samsung previously announced their next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV on March 14th in New York City. According to the New York Times, a Samsung employee who has tried the latest phone says it will come with a new feature known as ‘eye scrolling’:
The phone will track a user’s eyes to determine where to scroll, said a Samsung employee who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the news media. For example, when users read articles and their eyes reach the bottom of the page, the software will automatically scroll down to reveal the next paragraphs of text.
What’s interesting about this ‘exclusive’ (*cough* controlled leak) to the NYT is the following line:
The Samsung employee said that over all, the software features of the new phone outweighed the importance of the hardware.
Kevin Packingham, Samsung’s chief product officer, in a statement stressed the opposite of this, saying “it’s an amazing phone.”
Android smartphones have long been engaged in a hardware specifications arms race, bombarding consumers with fast CPUs, RAM and larger displays, the opposite approach of Apple. We have previously seen Samsung attack the specs of the iPhone 5 compared to the Galaxy S III with this misleading ad.
Also, the first teaser of the Galaxy S IV was released by Samsung today (it doesn’t reveal much):
Just recently at Mobile World Congress, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 8.0, an iPad mini competitor (with cellular capabilities).
What will the Galaxy S IV bring to target iPhone users? We’ll find out soon enough.