Samsung Electronicsis making its biggest run yet at the iPhone,
unveiling the new Galaxy S4 in New York and broadcasting the event
live in Times Square - just a few blocks away from Apple's flagship
The debut of Samsung's smartphone will be held at Radio City Music
Hall tomorrow night.
The South Korean company has been heavily advertising the new
product, which will be equipped with a high-end 13-megapixel
camera and eye-tracking capabilities.
The phone is expected to feature a 5-inch full-HD AMOLED screen
display. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas early this
year, Samsung unveiled a power-saving AMOLED screen that it claims
is 25-percent more energy-efficient than existing products.
The U.S. version will use Qualcomm's quad-core chip while in other
markets, it will rely on Samsung's BigLittle "octacore" eight-core
chip. Other features will reportedly include Floating Touch, a
non-contact touch recognition, and Eye Scroll, the facial
recognition. The eye-scroll technology would track eye movements to
let users scroll through articles based on where they're looking on
the screen. Eye-tracking technology would also allow users pause
videos when their eyes move away from the screen.