According to a new report from ‘The New York Times’, Samsung Galaxy S IV is likely to have an eye scrolling feature, thereby enabling users to scroll through webpages without even touching the screen of the phone.
The source would not explain what technology was being used to track eye movements, nor did he say whether the feature would be demonstrated at the Galaxy S IV press conference, which will be held in New York on March 14. The Samsung employee said that over all, the software features of the new phone outweighed the importance of the hardware.
If it’s real, the feature would be yet another way for Samsung to differentiate itself from a crowd of increasingly similar Android phones. Rumors peg the Galaxy S IV as sporting a 5-inch screen with a high-resolution display, but we’re already seeing similar specs from HTC’s One series.
If done correctly, the S IV’s eye-based scrolling could turn heads. It would also solve the problem of navigating text when holding a big-screen phone with one hand.
Samsung’s Galaxy S III has been the company’s best-selling phone, so the release of its next flagship phone has been highly anticipated.