Samsung I9300 M, the Eye-Tracking, Auto-Dialing, Face-Recognizing Mid-Range Phone of the Future?
Perhaps the most rumored Samsung device recently is the GT-I9300, which some believed to be the much anticipated Galaxy S III, but now is rumored to be the Samsung Galaxy M. Now, new information from sources of GSM Arena pegs the Galaxy M as a weird hybrid of mid-range specs coupled with stuff straight out of sci-fi.
Apparently, the device is rumored to have an eye-tracking feature that will keep the display turned on if it recognizes you are looking at it. It can also detect if you are lying down and adjust the screen rotation so the screen will stay level with your sight. Pretty cool stuff. I could see technology like this allowing for even more futuristic features, like a floating mouse cursor you control with your eyes… a sort of “visual Kinect” for your phone. Is this the first step toward the Android Brain ImplantTM?
More rumored features after the break.
Another feature the source mentions is auto-dial, which detects when you put the phone to your ear after reading a message and automatically dials the number of the sender of the message. Hmm, I guess that’s kinda cool.
Group photos will also receive an update that automatically recognizes the faces of your contacts in the picture and prompts you to email the photo to those people. That certainly seems like a useful feature provided you have good pictures of everyone in your contacts.
Lastly, the Samsung M might be able to monitor biometric functions like your heartbeat through hardware add-ons. One reason this feature seems plausible is that Samsung happens to be an official sponsor of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Marketing a phone with this feature during the Olympics kind of makes sense.
These types of features seem almost too progressive for a mid-tier device. I would expect Samsung would want to deck out their flagship with all the bells and whistles, not their middle-of-the-roader. I think I’m tasting that grain of salt. We’ll just have to wait on this one.
What do you think? Real?
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