BY: GEORGE TINARI, INTOMOBILE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH, 2013 AT 9:28 AM
As we get closer to the official unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S IV with each day those goes by, new rumors come to surface to heighten the anticipation. SamMobile published screenshots of leaked firmware originally thought to be for the GS IV. Though the blog was later told the screenshots are running on the Galaxy S III, it later confirmed that these features will in fact debut on the Galaxy S IV.
The leaked shots reveal more of those “smart” features that got their debut in the Galaxy S III. The first one is called “Smart Scroll” which will allow you to scroll through content on the device without even touching the screen. It does so by tracking your eye movements with the front facing camera and when your eyes get toward the bottom of the display, it will scroll for you.
The second is “Smart Pause” which will use that same camera technology to detect if your head shifts away from your Galaxy S IV and will automatically pause any video you might be watching. It’s unclear by the screenshots whether the video will resume playing when your head is back in viewing position.
One could argue over features like “smart pause” and “smart scroll” are gimmicks or not, but at the very least Samsung is bringing unique concepts to the table.
Aside from these new features, the Galaxy S IV is also rumored to run Android Jelly Bean on a 5-inch 1080p HD display with a quad-core processor, plus sport a 13MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, 2GB of RAM, and that same plastic body Samsung is infamous for.