On March sixth we reported that Samsung was likely to introduce a new Galaxy S4 feature involving an advanced eye-tracking feature for automatic scrolling based on both a Telegraph report and a Samsung trademark filing made in February. Today, Patent Bolt has discovered that the 3D feature is likely to be 3D movie and still camera debuting with the Galaxy S4. The US Patent and Trademark Office have published a trademark filing that was made by Samsung last week that shows us the logo for such a feature.
Samsung's Trademark Logo for a 3D Camera
Will the Samsung Galaxy 4 3D camera be a cutting edge feature or just an empty flashy Gimmick for the public? And more importantly, is it just another way to one-up the iPhone? Time will tell.
Samsung's trademark filing published on March 05, 2013 was filed under International Class 009 which technically covers the following: "Application software for smart phones; application software for tablet computers; digital cameras; USB flash drives; mobile telephones; portable media players; portable computers; rechargeable batteries; smart phones; tablet computers; wireless headsets; lenses for cameras."
Samsung's new 3D camera would support their March 14 Event Promotion Material as noted below.
New Panorama Camera System
It should also be noted that Samsung has filed for a patent that covers a new panoramic camera lens. The timing of their published patent application suggests that this feature could be another one that debuts with the Galaxy S4.
Samsung's patent filing states that their invention is to provide a panoramic imaging lens capable of suppressing stray rays causing flare or ghost phenomenon and improving image quality, and a panoramic imaging system using the panoramic imaging lens.
It should be noted that in this particular patent filing, Samsung doesn't clarifiy whether this feature is for one of their high-end standalone cameras or for future portable devices such as the Galaxy S or Note smartphones.
Other Notable Trademark Filings
Other notable trademark filings prior to their March 14 event include the Galaxy Fonblet, Galaxy S Active and Galaxy Sol. The latter is clearly described as related to mobile phones, smartphones and/or tablet computers. The other two are a little less clear as Samsung has buried the true nature of these trademarks under a hundred or more possibilities. These trade names could be phones and/or a portable speaker accessory.
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