March 15, 2013

Samsung unveils Galaxy S4

Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy S4 handset at a conference held in the Radio City Music Hall in New York.

The handset has been eagerly anticipated by smartphone aficionados who are keen to see if it will stack up against Apple's iPhone 5 offering.

In short, the answer to this looks like a 'yes'. The S4 boasts a host of new exciting features, including eye movement tracking, which will add to the user's experience and offers a very hi-tech feel to the whole phone.

The eye movement tracking is one of the most talked-about features on the phone. It can be employed in a number of ways, but perhaps the most useful is its ability to pause and play video when the user looks away and looks back again. Other options for using the eye movement system include scrolling and new ways of browsing the phone's contents.

But not everybody is convinced just yet. One reviewer interviewed by the BBC at the launch of the handset wondered if the features would actually be of much use in the real world.

"For me the key is going to be that all of these features need to be useful everyday. [This biggest risk is that] you have the 'wow factor' the first time you use it but then you're not going to go back to them," she stated.

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