Samsung Galaxy S IV rumours: impressive specs and eye-tracking tech

Samsung Galaxy S IV rumours: impressive specs and eye-tracking techWe're just nine days away from the Samsung Galaxy S IV launch in New York, and with the finish line in sight the rumours and leaks are coming thick and fast.

First, a set of red-hot benchmark results has emerged to suggest the GS4 might come packing an eight-core processor after all, while a New York Times report claims Samsung's new flagship will debut a fancy new eye-tracking technology.

The benchmarks have emerged via Android benchmarking app Antutu and shared with the wider world by Italian site HD Blog. And while we can't be 100% certain of the specs' authenticity, we're certainly hopeful based on the specifications they reveal.

Most significantly, they suggest the Galaxy S IV will be powered by an octo-core Exynos 5 processor after all despite recent rumours to the contrary. Alongside that is 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of storage, while the display is a 4.99in unit – full HD, of course.

The camera, meanwhile, will boast a healthy 13MP resolution, while the front-facer is a respectable 2.1MP. Add to that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth and it makes for a seriously impressive prospect. Assuming it's all true, of course.

Moving to the New York Times story, an unnamed Samsung employee has allegedly let slip that the GS4 will also come with a revolutionary new “Eye scrolling” technology that will enable you to scroll through pages without having to touch or tilt the screen.

The Galaxy S IV will apparently track the movement of your eyes as you read on-screen text, and when they've reached the bottom of the screen, the phone will scroll down to the next bit of text.

Sounds impressive, though the employee said it wasn't certain the technology would be shown off live at next week's launch. Do with that what you will.

Still, our mysterious insider did comment that overall the software features on board the Galaxy S IV outweighed the importance of the hardware. Looking at those benchmarks we could be in for quite a treat come the 14th.

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Stelph  Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:21

8 cores? Do many apps already use the 4/5 available with the current range of phones?


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