Samsung Galaxy S IV to Support Floating Gestures?

Back in December, we saw Samsung trademark something called Samsung Air Gesture, and managed to dig up a patent for a camera-based gesture tracking system that seemed to be what that name could be referring to. Now a new rumor suggests that Samsung could take a different route towards a touchless gesture system, and that we could see it debut on the Galaxy S IV.

Korea’s DDaily says that it’s heard from its industry sources that the Galaxy S IV would use a new Atmel-made touch controller chip that would support non-contact screen interactions, along the lines of what we’ve seen with Sony and its “floating touch” system.

It’s not immediately clear just what sort of gestures this rumored Samsung system would support, but presumably Samsung would endeavor to make it outshine what’s already possible through Sony’s system.

From the sound of this report, though Samsung would introduce this system with the GS4, it could also find a home in other upcoming Galaxy-series phones.

Source: DDaily (Google Translate)
Via: phoneArena

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