Mobile phone users will be able to scroll around apps and websites using only their eyes, thanks to a new feature set to be unveiled by Samsung this week.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be unveiled on Thursday 14 March in New York, and reports suggest the S4’s top new feature will be eye control.
The S3, the only mobile to outsell the iPhone, already has a feature called Smart Stay that detects if users are looking at the screen.
However,the Smart Scroll feature on the Samsung Galaxy S4 will take this a step further.
A camera tracks the gaze, which in existing Galaxy phones is already used to stop the screen going dark while pages are being read, and to adjust the picture to the viewer’s line of sight.
Additionally, Samsung’s “smart screen” technology will come with a pause feature that will halt video content if you look away from the screen.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is understood to have a 5in display, 13 megapixel camera and even an eight-core processor – today’s most advanced phones have four cores in their silicon chips.
This means the S4 should have a bigger screen, take crisper pictures and process web pages faster than the iPhone 5, as well as a longer battery life.