Samsung Galaxy S4 Will Let You Scroll Pages With Your Eyes [Rumor]


The announcement of the new Samsung Galaxy S4 is probably only 10 days away. It’s probably going to be packed with new hardware features, like a 4.99-inch display, eight-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a super duper camera.

Samsung likes to throw in some crazy features with each Galaxy handset, and this year will probably be no exception, especially if the reports that the Samsung S4 will track your eyes to scroll pages comes true.

According to Brian Chen at the New York Times, Samsung’s new smartphone will have a strong focus on software and come with a feature will track a user’s eyes to determine where to scroll.

“When users read articles and their eyes reach the bottom of the page, the software will automatically scroll down to reveal the next paragraphs of text.”

Sounds pretty crazy and also a bit disorienting. Chen’s source did not say whether the feature would be demonstrated at the Galaxy S4 press conference, but we can’t imagine a feature like that being held for a non-flagship device.

The eye tracking feature would compliment Samsung’s Smart Stay feature that uses it’s front-facing camera to know when you’re still looking at a screen. Samsung applied for a trademark in Europe for the name “Eye Scroll.” According to the report, the big software improvements on the Galaxy S4 will outweigh any new hardware features, but we’ll have to judge that ourselves on March 14th.