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Samsung Galaxy S IV features Smart scroll, Smart pause, Smart rotation revealed by screenshots

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Samsung Galaxy S IV features Smart scroll, Smart pause, Smart rotation revealed by screenshots
Several days ago, a rumor related to the upcoming and yet-unannounced Samsung Galaxy S IV surfaced suggesting that the device would use advanced eye-tracking features. By figuring out which part of the screen the user is looking at, the smartphone would automatically scroll whatever content is displayed, be it a web page, a document, or something else. Now, a handful of screenshots, allegedly taken on a Galaxy S IV, confirm the existence of the said feature.

The so-called Smart scroll feature will scroll pages automatically depending on where the user is looking at the screen. The stock web browser, Chrome, Gmail and the Email client are certainly going to be among the apps compatible with the feature. There will also be a way of adjusting the speed, at which Smart scroll will be scrolling through pages.

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be the first to use a new feature called Smart pause. Basically, it will pause videos if it detects that you aren't looking at the screen. Another intelligent feature that will work in a similar fashion is Smart rotation, which will rotate the screen depending on your angle of sight.

We must also mention that the screenshots measure 1080 by 1920 pixels, meaning that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will use a 1080 display (assuming the screenshots are legitimate, of course). Chances are that we'll learn more about these and other interesting features Samsung has developed as soon as the Galaxy S IV is made official on March 14

UPDATE: It is now being claimed that the screenshots below were actually taken on a Samsung Galaxy S III running a leaked Android 4.2.1 build. Still, the aforementioned features are expected to debut on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV.

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posted on 06 Mar 2013, 03:42 1

1. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Head movement is something that Google Glass uses for turning on the device right? Isn;t that patented :)

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 04:41 17

28. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

Gotta hand it to Samsung for all of it's innovative products and software implementations as well as their features and solutions. Clearly they are industry leaders in this area specifically and this is exactly what separates them from the rest. The Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 were ground breaking devices in many aspects and clearly the 213 million smartphones sold in 2012 with 40% market share bare those results. You can rest assured that Samsung is well on their way to another year of excellent sales probably even 250 million smartphones sold in 2013. I believe the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 will surpass the current Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2. This makes me LOVE to sit back and wait for the Galaxy Note 3 knowing full well that the NOTE 3 will be the grandest device ever. I have said it before and will say it forever Samsung is android plain and simple period.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 05:00 9

35. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

Yet another feature to deactivate because it either lags the phone, isn't that usefull or bogs down the battery.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 05:36 14

40. clark (Posts: 51; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

shut up haters you're just envy because your phone will never have that feature. So pity on you all haters trolling and throwing hates in here. Get a life first before envying Samsung's innovation. Haters will always hate whatever explanation you gave, right haters?

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 06:40 5

52. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

Samsung and innovation LMAO. If you want to look at true innovation, look at PureView technology, super-sensitive screen aand the OG iPhone. What all of you are claiming to be innovation isn't innovation. It is more of actual advances in terms of hardware specifications. And if you think that big.LITTLE setup/flexible screens/digitizer technology (aka S-Pen) are innovations, then yes they are but not from sammy. They were first demoed by ARM/Nokia/Wacom.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 07:02 13

56. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

Definition of INNOVATION

: the introduction of something new
: a new idea, method, or device

I think it would fall under that definition. I don't know of any other phone that have this ability....so it's something new. I think the problem is you don't personally like Samsung, so you are going let your own personal judgement get in the way. I personally don't like Apple...but I do have to thank them and applaud them for coming out the the OG iPhone...with out that first "smartphone" We would not have the beast that is Android and all the really cool devices we have now.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 07:16 15

58. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Don't mind him. He's just butthurt about the fact that his fav companies are struggling to compete against Samsung.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 07:23 4

61. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

I certainly don't like Samsung, but the fact is most of their claimed innovations are either a step up from someone else's (ie google's or nokia's or anyone else's). They don't actually bring anything new h/w wise to the table but in terms of s/w whatever they bring is either gimmickry and doesn't work as well as advertised or nothing to write about. If I were to choose someone for innovation on android's h/w side, it'd be google and not samsung or htc or someone else as of now. As for this feature not being anywhere else, it doesn't really count as innovation until it works as well as advertised. It'd be a feature that is steps away from being perfect. Moral: instead of gimmicks, they should really innovate, and/or improve the existing smart stay and other things from the s3. Make it perfect and then brag about it being innovative.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 07:55 7

70. clark (Posts: 51; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

learn to accept the reality that Nokia will never gain its glory again they're just part of the history that's it. I know truth always hurts so Nokia fanboys learn to cry. Its normal to cry dont worry

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 12:40 1

92. pellegrini (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)

Why not? Sorry, I don't hate sammy, but nokia might rise in few years.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 04:21 1

107. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

nokia may rise only if dey move to android or dey make 41mp lumia.......these r d only 2 ways.........

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:34 3

83. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

i certainly don't like PEOPLE DISSING other manufacturer that know how to make great software on their great products.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:41 3

73. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Thank you. You would think more ppl would actually look up the definition of innovate.

Thats why I stopped trying to dismiss Apple fans when they mentioned it. In a sense they were right.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 04:27

108. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

dont mind dis time sammy wont disapoint u ..... bcoz

1 :s4 is coming with new design

2:dey have created loads of innovation on s4 device which will come to know 2 everu1 on march 16 ....

dis much i can guarntee u......???
after wards u can tell wow dis is the one..

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 07:38 5

68. clark (Posts: 51; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

shut up s**pid nokia fanboy, pureview is the only innovation that Nokia had and next?? Nothing, no doubt why Nokia's sales is continuing declining (including WP8) coz there's nothing innovation and inrteresting thing on Nokia but the pureview only. Seems you know nothing poor fanboy. Go get a life first

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 09:12

109. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

this is ignorant.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:46 3

75. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

According to you...improved camera tech and software is innovation...and not advancement...

IMO its not innovation, but advancement. Camera tech has gotten better in phones since day one.

A different way of scrolling....is not innovation?

We can all twist arguments to fit our opinions. Super sensitive screen? The first capacitive screens coulda been called super sensitive vs resistive screens. The orig iPhone, the LG Prada.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 06:31

47. appleroyally. (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)

We don't think so

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 07:30 1

64. darkkjedii (Posts: 24906; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Funny...I thought Google was android.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:38

72. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

He (rusticguy) was being sarcastic. Sheesh. Get a grip, guys.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:50

76. LionStone (Posts: 844; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

Haha...yea they're leaders alright, that's why no other manufacturer is rushing to utilize any of these gimmicks. Oh but hey, they will follow in HTCs footsteps with a 5", 1080p display. Samsung doesn't lead, they follow...history shows that.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:31

81. LionStone (Posts: 844; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

Sorry Richard :(

“Samsung’s focus on marketing was the main reason the company was so successful last year,” an anonymous source inside Samsung said.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 14:20

95. Airforce (Posts: 69; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)

No doubt Samsung is the best ANDROID PHONE NOW....But my longlasting affiliation goes to SONY XPERIA...i dnt know why i love SONY this much..even though i know samsung is a little better...BUT I HAVE FAITH WITH MY SONY GUYS

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 03:43 25

2. mayur007 (Posts: 577; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

Awesome.. :)
waiting to see some more ....

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:35 1

84. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 06 Mar 2013, 03:46 29

3. ebubekir26 (Posts: 334; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

cool !

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 03:46 34

4. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Smart phones are getting Smarter Each day

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 04:15 19

18. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

here comes samsung.....

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 06:32 7

48. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

You mean the next Big Thing.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 07:31 7

65. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

And iphones are getting dumber

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