Eye-controlled scrolling is just one of the recent rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S IV, to be unveiled next week at the special Unpacked event in New York on the 14th. As a logical and normal evolution of last year’s Smart stay, these features seem to be confirmed by alleged Galaxy S IV screenshots above and below.
Part of the Smart screen options, joining Smart stay and Smart rotation already present on 2012 devices, is Smart scroll and Smart pause. The first enables automatic scrolling upon detection of eyes on screen while the second, as described above, seems to pause video playback when you turn your head away from the screen.
The two screenshots below depict settings for speed (depending on head movement up and/or down) as well as acceleration depending on vertical head movement.
Reactions to Smart stay last year were mixed, varying from opinions that loved it to those that though it was a bit creepy, not to mention possible impact on battery life. However, as you can see in the images attached, these features can be turned on or off to suit everyone’s needs.
On a side-note, judging by the size and dimensions of the screenshots, if these are legit, we have a confirmation of the Full HD resolution (not that anyone doubted it).
We’ll definitely know more on March 14 when Samsung will unveil the next flagship Android and we’ll be covering it extensively on-location, on YouTube, and here on Pocketnow.