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Samsung Galaxy S4 dual-camera mode was copied from us says LG

Ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date, bitter rival LG has suggested Samsung copied some of its upcoming handset’s leading new features.

The much awaited follow-on to the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Galaxy S4 will hit UK markets next week with a raft of ‘new’ smartphone features that have captured consumers’ imaginations set to help distinguish the device from its past iterations.

According to LG, however, Samsung has been somewhat underhand in its feature adoption, stating its Korean neighbour ‘copied’ a selection of its original technologies and features, including dual-camera simultaneous shooting capabilities.

In reference to dual-camera shooting functions, Dr Ramchan Woo, LG’s Head of Mobile Planning told TrustedReviews: “Because this feature is so great, our neighbour, they copied and put it into the S4,”

Far from a one off incident, Woo has suggested that a copying of ideas is rife within the mobile sector with a number of LG’s main rivals all named as potential plagiarisers of the company’s intellectual properties. Citing HTC, Sony and Samsung, Woo declared: “Others are trying to copy these features.”

With a Samsung Galaxy S4 UK release date pencilled in for April 26, the iPhone 5 and Google Nexus 4 rivalling device will benefit from a wide range of new software features over its predecessor, as well as a collection of less than ground-breaking hardware improvements.

Having revealed that the UK bound iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will not feature the same eight-core processor that is set to hit other markets, Samsung has focussed heavily on the handset’s software capabilities with dual-camera shooting to be paired with a selection of eye-tracking abilities.

With ‘Smart Pause’ to see multimedia content automatically halted when the handset detects users are looking away from the handset’s screen, ‘Smart Scroll’ will use eye tracking in collaboration with accelerometers to allow users to scroll through on-screen content without needing to touch the screen.

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