The choicest cuts of gossip about Samsung's newest smartphone.
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Here's Looking at You, Kid [or Eye Scroll]
Additionally, Samsung's "smart screen" technology will come with a pause feature that will halt video content if you look away from the screen. Samsung's current flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, comes with Smart Stay, a similar feature that tracks eye movement to determine if a user is still looking at it before automatically dimming, but if Eye Scroll is all it's cracked up to be, we can look forward to inching one step closer out phones achieving sentience. Probably not, but with features like Eye Scroll and Smart Pause, smartphones are most assuredly getting smarter.
Megapixels: Quality over Quantity?
The size of the sensor and the power of the device's GPU are equally, is not more, important than the number of megapixels the device can boast. Most people seem to be hedging their bets on getting an 8 megapixel variant on the Galaxy S III's current camera, with a few upgrades, including a better GPU, to improve picture quality. The phone's front-facing camera is expected to come in at 2 megapixels.
Improved Battery Life
A Cleaner, Greener Display
If the Galaxy S IV comes equipped with a PHOLED display, as rumored, which uses more energy efficient phosphorescence rather than fluorescent light to create a brighter display, it would mean that Samsung is actively taking a step towards, greener, more eco-friendly pastures as PHOLED displays are reported to perform 25% better in terms of power. In addition, Samsung is expected to equip the screen with floating touch technology, which allows users to hover their finger over the screen to perform simple tasks like checking e-mail and opening apps without having to bespoil their devices with their finger grease.
A Powerful Processor
Much of the hullabaloo surrounding the Galaxy S IV is speculation about what sort of processor it would be packing under the hood. There have been whispers on the wind of the Galaxy S IV becoming the first mobile phone to come equipped with an eight core processor and while it might be an unlikely scenario, it's too tantalizing not to consider. It's true that the larger Samsung Galaxy Note III is a more likely candidate for the Exynos 5 Octa eight core processor, it's possible that we might see it in action sooner with the Galaxy S IV. If the rumors are too good to be true, then one can expect the device to come armed with an Exynos 5410 dual quad-core chip at 1.8GHz, an improvement upon the S III's 1.4Ghz.
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