The Samsung Galaxy S IV might just become more popular than the iPhone, as it is rumored to have technology that allows users to scroll through the screen just by looking at it.
It is set to be unveiled in New York on March 14, and is believed to boast a five-inch screen and 13 megapixel camera.
The “eye tracking” system will let users automatically scroll through a website as the device tracks the person’s eyes to determine what it is looking at.
“The phone will track a user’s eyes to determine where to scroll,” a Samsung employee said.
The company filed a trademark in Europe for the name “Eye Scroll,” which is likely related to the new feature.
They also filed a trademark called “Samsung Eye Scroll” in the United States in February, describing it as a “computer application software having a feature of sensing eye movements and scrolling displays of mobile devices, namely, mobile phones, smartphones and tablet computers according to eye movements; digital cameras; mobile telephones; smartphones; tablet computers.”
As Samsung tries to leap ahead of Apple in the smartphone arena, it is not surprising to see such technological advances.
Images leaked of the Galaxy IV show that it will come in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions with 2GB of RAM.
Mobile division chief JK Shin said that the decision to launch the smartphone in the U.S. was inspired by mobile network demands.
“We introduced the Galaxy S III in London last year, and this time we changed the venue (to New York)...as we were bombarded with requests from U.S. mobile carriers to unveil the Galaxy S IV in the country,” he said.
The company unveiled the first Galaxy S during a CTIA mobile trade show in 2010, and have created new versions of the phone every year since.