Galaxy S4 Specs: Device to Feature PHOLED and Floating Touch

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
March 10, 2013|10:14 am

The Galaxy S4 hardware specs might not be the selling point of the smartphone when it makes its debut later this week.

Special features seem to be what Samsung hopes will differentiate the new device from competitors who can match their processor. SamMobile recently revealed another one of these features that will be included on the Galaxy S4.

The first is called Floating Touch and it allows users to use their fingers to hover and view photos inside a folder of an album. This will be similar to what the S Pen can do on the Galaxy Note 2. Sony has had a similar feature on the Xperia.

The device will also feature an improved version of the AMOLED display known as PHOLED. It will be Full HD (1080p).

The Galaxy S4 will also come with a new feature called "Eye Scrolling."

The New York Times reported this Wednesday, confirming that Samsung filed a trademark in Europe under the name "Eye Scroll."

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An anonymous Samsung employee informed the Times of some details concerning the feature and how it will work. "Eye Scroll" will track the user's eyes to determine where to scroll by following their direction. Users reading articles on their device will not have to use their finger to scroll down.

The source did not reveal the technology that will be used to check eye movements and he did not state if it would be demonstrated at the March 14 Mobile "Unpacked" event, but the insider boasted about the Galaxy S4's new features, saying that they will easily outshine the hardware.

"Eye Scroll" is also expected to be available on the Samsung Galaxy S3 once the official Android 4.2, JellyBean update rolls out later this year.

 

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