Rumour: Samsung Galaxy M i9300 to come with eye monitoring and heart monitor

Daniel Bader

March 29, 2012 7:48pm

This one is coming out of left field, but that leaked Galaxy i9300 we showed you a few weeks back? Turns out it may be dubbed Galaxy M. And what about this device would set it apart from the crowd? According to a tipster over at GSM Arena, this particular handset is going to bring us the future, now.

First, it is expected to track one’s eyes using the front-facing camera in order to easily detect when you are lying down; if in the supine position, it will lock the device in the appropriate orientation, according to its best ability. We’d imagine the accelerometer is going to be more robust, too.

Second, it is expected to come with a heart rate monitor and built-in biometrics, with the ability to tell your temperature and other important vital signs using add-on hardware. Considering the Galaxy M is supposed to launch somewhere nearer to the London Olympics, of which Samsung will be a primary sponsor, these athletic-based features don’t seem so unlikely.

A couple other features include automatic voice dialling and the ability to automatically identify people in group photos, two features that have been a long time coming.

Look for more information in the next couple months.

Source: GSM Arena

  • Domingo

    Well I’m impressed if it’s true AND has the all the more common features.

    • Bobby Boeckner

      what about RIM?

  • Sean

    Hmmm I was ready to call bs after you mentioned the thing about the Olympics, in that case i could see this and it being an athletes phone

  • ofCourse

    Beginnings of Skynet…

  • Nick

    Omg, stop putting out a million phones already.

    • mark paisley

      higher selection of phones creates a better cellular environment of choice

  • Tinfoil Matt

    Beginnings of Skynet? I think Google has had that covered for a few years now. If you can’t beat ’em, might as well assimilate.

  • Theywillbepissed

    Samsung seems to have a strategy of covering every single market (this for athletes, galaxy beam for business, galaxy mini and ace for low end, galaxy s 2 for normal users, galaxy note for people who love big screens, etc.)

  • Dipol

    Can they change the LOOKS of the phone this time!!
    I own skyrocket and had sg1 but I am not ashamed to admit that they are SUPER ugly.

  • Jesse

    So now apps can steal your utmost personal information like your heart rate! Splendid!

  • Jesse

    “This application has access to the following:


  • expat

    And next they will know (big brother) what type of pictures on the phone accelerates your heartbeat. Scary thought.

  • 4u2nv

    I like how the on screen navigation keys are in the typical Samsung lay out! (on my Gnex I have to mod mine to get the order back to what I’m use to)