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Samsung i9300 M might be the Olympics phone, with eye-tracking tech and biometrics monitoring

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Samsung i9300 M might be the Olympics phone, with eye-tracking tech and biometrics monitoring
That Samsung GT-i9300 we leaked recently is shaping up to be more interesting than the evidently bland exterior. The newest info is that it might just be called the Samsung M, indicating that it is a side project by Samsung, and not a part of its mainstream Galaxy line of Android phones.

How much of a side project? Well, if the rumor is to be believed, it will be released in May, a bit before the Summer Olympics in London, where Samsung is one of the major sponsors, and has an abundance of projects around it, including ones related to mobile payments

Samsung i9300 M might be the Olympics phone, with eye-tracking tech and biometrics monitoring
This was revealed by one slide during a VISA presentation talking about the mobile initiatives of the payments processor for the 2012 Olympics, and the upcoming special Samsung phone is supposed to have dedicated Olympics content, as you can see in the slide on the right.

Now we learn that the Samsung M is supposed to be brimful of sensors for the sporty type in you, eventually all the way up to heart rate monitoring and other biometrics. The handset is allegedly also going to feature eye-tracking tech that keeps the screen fired up when it recognizes you are looking at it, and the accelerometer will be able to recognize when you are lying down, so the auto-rotation keeps the screen leveled with your sight.

Other environment-aware features are in store, too, like the phone's proximity sensor recognizing you want to call the person that just sent you a text message, and dialing their number automatically when you immediately press the phone to your ear.

Also, when you take a photo, the Samsung M is said to tag the people in it, and offer you to email it to them on the spot. Sounds pretty neat, even if half of this turns out true.

source: GSMArena

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posted on 29 Mar 2012, 06:34 3

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


but it's so illogical to call it i9300 considering i9000 is S, i9020 is nexus s, i9100 is s2, and i9250 is galaxy nexus... and it's part of the m series. it should at least be a galaxy S.

also seems illogical that there is no i9200. hmm... and jumping to i9500 is also weird.

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 09:13 3

2. samfrancisco (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


How about iPad and "the new iPad"?

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 09:43 1

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i'm talking about a series/line of phones with numbers.
and apple's weridly unique.

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 10:13 2

4. k1ng617 (Posts: 260; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


I like that idea of the eye tracking, could be useful for ebooks or surfing where lots of text on the screen at once. But I worry about the battery life using the camera constantly.

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