After Sony’s Xperia Sola, Samsung Galaxy S4 might support touchless gestures, too
If you like the floating touch technology introduced by Sony with the Xperia Sola last year, but aren’t crazy about Sony products, you should be happy to find out that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 may bring with a similar feature.
Korean website DDaily reports that the display of the S4 will have next-generation maXTouch S controllers from Atmel – allowing users to control some of the phone’s functions with gestures only, without touching the screen. Hopefully – if this is indeed implemented – it will be more than just a gimmick.
From the previously-leaked details, the new Galaxy S4 should sport a 5 inch Super AMOLED Full HD display, coming with a quad-core Exynos Adonis processor, 2GB of RAM, a rear camera with 12 or 13 MP, wireless charging capabilities, and a removable battery.
Samsung could officially announce the S4 on March 15 – thus next month. The handset should go on sale starting April in Europe, and around May / June in North America and other regions.
While the Galaxy S4 will be Samsung’s first 1080p smartphone, HTC is already preparing to introduce its second handset with a Full HD screen: the M7, which will be unveiled on February 19. LG – Samsung’s South Korean rival – has also announced a 1080p smartphone, namely the Optimus G Pro. And, of course, Sony has Full HD smartphones as well: the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL.