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Galaxy S IV Gets Smart Rotation, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll

So that leaked Samsung Galaxy S IV render turned out to be bogus, but now there is another leak for us to consider. Naturally, we should take this one with just as big a grain of salt, but we’re apparently looking at a screenshot from the new smartphone that shows off a few of the new “smart” features coming to the SGS4. These extend beyond features like “Smart stay” that were in the Galaxy S III.

You may have already heard about the “Smart scroll” feature from earlier this week. The idea is that the front-facing camera tracks your eye movements such that when you reach the bottom of the screen, the document or webpage you are reading will automatically scroll for you. There appears to be an option to adjust the speed of the scroll too, as determined by your vertical head movements.

Another feature is called “Smart pause” and it will pause a playing video if the front-facing camera detects that you are looking away from the screen. The assumption is that the video would then resume when you’re looking at the screen again, but that may or may not be the case. This can be troublesome if you wanted to show someone else a video, but it could come in handy nonetheless. There’s also “Smart rotation” that apparently adjusts the screen orientation based on your angle of sight. How many times have you been lying down (hence sideways) and wanted to use the phone in portrait, but the auto rotation puts it in landscape? Smart rotation appears to “fix” that.

Yes, these can be perceived as something on the gimmicky side of things, but these features further help to differentiate Samsung’s Android phones from everyone else’s. We’re only a few more days away from the official unveil, so sit tight!

Via Intomobile

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