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Samsung Galaxy S4 to have 5-inch screen, 13MP camera but no eye scroll

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone will sport a 5-inch display, quad-core chip and 13-megapixel camera, but not the rumoured eye scrolling screen technology, a new report has claimed.

The South Korean firm will officially unveil the latest Galaxy S phone at a blockbuster launch event at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Thursday (March 14), to be broadcast live in Times Square.

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While Samsung opted to launch the Galaxy S3 phone in London in May 2012, it has instead focused on the US for the Galaxy S4.

Despite overtaking Apple as the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world last year, Samsung still lags behind the iPhone maker in the US market.

"The upcoming event in New York has big implications because it's Apple's home ground," Nomura analyst Chung Chang Won told Bloomberg.

"This is the first time Samsung has launched its Galaxy S phone in the US."

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There are various rumours swirling around about the S4, but Bloomberg claims that its sources have confirmed the phone will have a 5-inch 1080p HD screen, up from the 4.8-inch display in the S3.

The news agency also says that the device will run Samsung's new "octacore" eight-core chip in all markets except the US, where it will have Qualcomm's quad-core chip.

The Android handset is also said to have a 13-megapixel camera, up from 8MP in the S3, and putting it on par with Sony's Xperia Z.

But Samsung is understood to be more focused on adding innovative software features to its premium phone than just upping the technical specifications.

Last year's S3 featured a Smart Stay system that meant the phone's front camera tracked whether the user was looking at the screen, and if so did not go into sleep mode.

Previous speculation has said that Samsung will go one step further and introduce 'eye-scroll technology' to the S4, which would automatically scroll the screen based on where the user was looking.

Bloomberg's sources contradict that, saying eye-scroll will not be in the S4 when it is released this week.

However, the phone could get other eye-tracking features, such as pausing a video when the user looks away from the screen.

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