Samsung Galaxy S4 rumors: next Samsung to feature eye-tracking tech?

The New York Times reports that the next Galaxy will have the “Eye Scroll” technology, a system for scrolling a page by tracking the eye movement.

A person who used the phone and is cited by the publication explains how the technology works: “For example, when users read articles and their eyes reach the bottom of the page, the software will automatically scroll down to reveal the next paragraphs of text.”

Its predecessor, the Galaxy S3, already uses face-recognition technology for keeping the display illuminated when a person reads a text on the screen.

Samsung already holds a patent in the United States on “Samsung Eye Scroll” and “Eye Pause,” the Times reports.

A recent rumor suggested that the S4 could come with a control interface that wouldn’t require users to actually touch the screen, a technology called “Floating Touch.”