As we get closer to the official announcement on March 14, Samsung Galaxy S IV leaks and rumours have increased significantly. Notable Twitter leaker Evleaks has published a render of Galaxy S4 smartphone along with a set of specifications of the smartphone. The render is more like a place-holder image and does not necessarily reveal the exact design of the smartphone. (Update: Turns out these are not even real renders and have been taken from a placeholder page of
The leaked set of specifications is similar to what we have been hearing so far. In related news, New York Times is reporting that Galaxy S IV will come with a feature that will track eyes to scroll pages on the phone. There is no clarity of how this feature will work, but apparently Samsung has already filed trademarks for something called ‘Eye Scroll’ and ‘Eye Pause’ in Europe and US.
New York Times writes:
Samsung in January filed for a trademark in Europe for the name “Eye Scroll” (No. 011510674). It filed for the “Samsung Eye Scroll” trademark in the United States in February, where it described the service as “Computer application software having a feature of sensing eye movements and scrolling displays of mobile devices, namely, mobile phones, smartphones and tablet computers according to eye movements; digital cameras; mobile telephones; smartphones; tablet computers.” Samsung has also filed for the trademark “Eye Pause,” without describing what the feature does.
According to the anonymous sources of NYT, the software feature of Galaxy S4 will outweigh its hardware – something that is expected from Samsung given its past customisations on Android. Samsung Galaxy S III, the current flagship smartphone from the company came with features like Direct Call, Smart Stay, Pop up video and more, which were a first for Android, and it is expected that S4 too will have such firsts.
To remind you, a press event is scheduled for March 14 in New York, where Samsung will be unveiling Galaxy S4. Company is also showcasing the smartphone at Times Square simultaneously to the public.