Here are four screenshots showing the GS4′s eye and head tracking features

March 6, 2013

    Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is due to be announced in a little over a week. That means the rumor mill is going to be spinning non-stop at a furious pace for the next eight days or so. I got punked earlier this week by @evleaks, apologies for that, but this next leaks seems a bit more legit. Someone who doesn’t want to identify themselves for obvious reasons sent the folks at SamMobile four screenshots that show off the eye tracking and head tracking features in the GS4. I’m only going to embed one screenshot, but you get the idea.

    It appears that the eye tracking will enable automatic scrolling for certain applications, meaning it’s not a system wide feature. Chrome looks to be supported, as well as both the Gmail and Email apps, but that’s all we can tell. And as for head tracking, it looks like the GS4 will pause videos if you turn your head away. All of this sounds really neat, but it’s going to be all about the execution.

    And in case you haven’t noticed, it looks like TouchWiz hasn’t changed. At all. We’re quite shocked by that, but at the same time we’re not all that surprised. Samsung would rather spend their money adding features upon features to their devices instead of improving their theme. But hey, you never know, maybe Samsung is keeping Nature UX 2.0 a secret as well as they’re keeping the GS4 a secret?

    What else do we know about the GS4? The screen will measure 4.99 inches diagnol and do 1080p, the camera will be a 13 megapixel part, and the Exynos 5 Octa will be inside the belly of the beast. That’s it. Anything anyone else tells you is just bunk.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=604885391 Richard Borkovec

      See, THIS is what you could call “innovation.” And people wonder why Sammy is the top selling Android handset maker.

      • Justin

        innovation != gimmicky features

        They’re only good at marketing.

        LG/Sony are better. At least they don’t mock other companies.

        • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

          This and smart stay are pretty damn innovative. They’re things that should ship as part of default Android.

        • Chats

          You are just dumb, innovation can be anything, nowadays hardware is quit similar in all the phones, software innovations and concepts make phones special.

        • http://www.facebook.com/ondhiyachirag Chirag Thakkar

          how? specs are almost same for evryone…samsung just goes better with software…Multiwindow on phone is quiet useful if u know…

        • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

          Oh yeah. LG and its transparent apps innovation. Super useful. Not a gimmick at all.

          I use some of these “gimmicks”, and I can tell you they’re quite useful =) Of course I don’t use all of them, but different people want different things.

      • amine ELouakil

        It was presented by Qualcomm for a while, just using their technology

    • iopjklohyeah

      A task killer ಠ_ಠ

      • MasterMuffin

        Otherwise seems like a real photo but that part screams fake!

    • OKIROR PAUL

      how can u have screen shots yet u donot know how the phone looks like and the specs of the phone……needs to be treated with caution

      • MasterMuffin

        Of course they have test models dude…

    • MasterMuffin

      Smart stay has NEVER worked for me :(

      • http://www.facebook.com/raaj978 Raaj Ra

        Try removing them sunglasses and then try :-P

        • MasterMuffin

          But, but then nobody will recognize me! :D

          • http://www.facebook.com/raaj978 Raaj Ra

            How about an AA sponsored Jersey with your name and number?!? :D
            And if AA listens to me, I want one too!!!

            • MasterMuffin

              And a big android, yes me wants (AA, giveaway? :D)

    • IncCo

      How would TW be shocking.. ?

    • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

      Does this work for black people? Most of these things don’t work with darker complexions in anything less than stellar light.

    • http://www.facebook.com/reynaldocor Luis Reynaldo Corcino A

      Sorry to ruin the rumor, but this was confirmed to be a screenshot from the GS3 4.2.1 leak, and not the GS4.

      http://www.sammobile.com/2013/03/06/samsung-galaxy-s-iv-screenshots-leak-confirm-smart-scroll-and-smart-pause/

      • http://www.facebook.com/chris45389 Christopher Linnett

        I saw that too, but i’m running the 4.2.1 leak and it doesn’t have these features…

        • http://www.facebook.com/reynaldocor Luis Reynaldo Corcino A

          Maybe its a newer unreleased leak. I was running the leak too, but went back to 4.1.2, had some issues with the Camera…

    • deskus

      just so you know…as said before ..this is from a 4.2.2 ROM leak on the S3 that i’m already using. Although they are not implemeneted yet..they are there

    • http://nurudin.jauhari.net/ Jauhari

      This Screenshot taken from LEAKED FIRMWARE Samsung Galaxy SIII and not from Samsung Galaxy S IV

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017022109 Ryan Allen

      it says this is from the leaked 4.2.1 update for the GS3. The GS4 will have it too, but hopefully touchwiz is changed…

    • freedomspopular

      I seriously doubt they’ll ever make any more serious changes to TouchWiz. Like Apple, they now have a huge following and a widely recognized brand. It’s an interface that many general consumers are now familiar with, so like it or not, it’s here to stay.

    • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

      Heeeeeesh! Plastic is fantastic!

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