Tomorrow we’ll finally see the Galaxy S4 in the flesh, so to speak, and all the rumors about what kinds of features it will have will be put to rest. One of the rumors—that it will have eye scrolling—is being disputed by Bloomberg.
The Galaxy S4 will be unveiled tomorrow, and we’ve had a plethora of rumors, from photos supposedly leaked to reports that the device will feature eye scrolling. Tomorrow’s unveiling is set for Times Square not far from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s big New York store.
Of course with all the rumors about the Galaxy S4, there have been plenty of conflicting reports. In fact, Bloomberg now reports that the device actually won’t have eye scrolling after all. Citing anonymous sources, the publication now says it will have a simplified version of the eye scrolling technology, which would enable the device to do things like pause videos when it senses that the user’s eyes are no longer looking at the screen. The sources didn’t rule out future versions of the device having eye scrolling, but they said the one that’s going to be unveiled tomorrow won’t have it.
Bloomberg’s source also gave other details about the device, like a 5-inch screen, which is a little bit bigger than the screen on the Galaxy S3. In the U.S., the Galaxy S4 will run on a quad-core processor made by QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), although in international markets, it will use the octa-core processor developed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) itself.
The Galaxy S4 is also expected to have a 13-megapixel camera, which would beat out the iPhone 5 as a camera phone. This is an important feature as studies have shown in recent months that Flickr users are using their smart phones more and more to snap photos. Various models of the iPhone have topped the list of devices used by Flickr users, but this could be a game changer.