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Samsung Galaxy S4 screenshots confirm Smart Scroll and Smart Pause

Galaxy S4 Eye Scroll and Eye Pause become Smart Scroll and Smart Pause

Samsung Galaxy S4 Smart Scroll and Smart Pause

Leaked screenshots have confirmed the Samsung Galaxy S4 will feature Smart Scroll and Smart Pause eye tracking technology. Check out our Samsung Galaxy S4 launch: live coverage.

As suggested yesterday, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will come with Smart Scroll and Smart Pause software. The features have been shown by SamMobile and were leaked yesterday as Eye Scroll and Eye Pause. See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 release date, specs and rumours

The typical Samsung TouchWiz settings menu shows Smart Scroll and Smart Pause alongside Smart Stay and Smart Rotation already found on the Galaxy S3.

Smart Scroll says: "The screen will start to scroll automatically if the device detects that you are looking at the screen," while "The device pauses video when it detects your head moving away from the screen." describes Smart Pause.

Other screenshots show that the speed of Smart Scroll can be adjusted and users can select whether it includes head movement for acceleration or not. Smart Scroll will work with, at the least, internet, Chrome, the body of email messages and the body of Gmail messages.

See also: Samsung releases Galaxy S4 teaser video.

The dimensions of the screenshots, if they are genuine, also confirm the Galaxy S4 will use a Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Smart Scroll and Smart Pause screenshots

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We can't say whether the screenshots are the real deal or clever mock ups. What we can say is that these features seem to be the logical step forward from Samsung's existing Smart Stay so we wouldn't be surprised if they do arrive with the Galaxy S4.

Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S4 on 14 March next week and we'll be bringing you all the news as it happens.

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