Galaxy S IV To Offer ‘Floating Touch’ Technology With New AMOLED Display


The Samsung Galaxy S IV is expected boast a new “floating touch” technology that will allow users to interact with the display without actually touching it. Samsung already offers a similar feature with its Galaxy Note devices and their accompanying S Pens. But the Galaxy S IV will use your finger, rather than a stylus.

Sony has also integrated similar technology into its own smartphones, such as the Xperia Sola. It has all kinds of uses, such as hovering over websites to navigate menus, previewing photographs within an album, or previewing a video without actually opening it.

Those with a Galaxy Note device will already be familiar with some of these features, because Samsung has a technology called AirView that uses the S Pen stylus like a mouse cursor. It’s thought the Galaxy S IV will offer the same functionality, only it won’t require a stylus.

You can see some of AirView’s features in the video below.

The information comes from a tipster for SamMobile, a website with an impressively accurate track record when it comes to Samsung rumors. The tipster also claims that the Galaxy S IV will get a new kind of AMOLED display:

The new AMOLED material called “green PHOLED” uses color GREEN-YELLOW makes these AMOLED display’s 25% more efficient. Which is good news for the battery life. The resolution of the panels are of course Full HD.

And that’s not all the tipster has to offer. They also claim the Galaxy S IV will ship running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, but a 4.2.2 update will be released during the same month the device goes on sale. It’s also expected to get a new camera feature called Samsung Orb, which will be just like Jelly Bean’s Photosphere.

The tipster also confirms some of the specifications we’ve already heard, including the 13-megapixel camera, eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, 2GB of RAM, and a new TouchWiz Nature UX. There’s no word on the rumored wireless charging functionality, however.

Samsung will give the Galaxy S IV its official unveiling at an event in New York City on March 14. We’ll find out then whether these claims are accurate.