Pressure Sensitive Screens Are Coming To More Phones

Author Natallia Slimani 7.10.2015. | 23:19

ClearForce Tech

You probably already know that one of the highlights of the new iPhone 6s is its pressure-sensitive screen. The feature known as Force Touch senses the level of force used on a touchpad or display surface and responds accordingly. Force Touch uses small electrolytes to distinguish between light taps and heavier presses and then uses the data to set a specific action in motion. There is a great number of applications to the feature. For instance, you could play a video faster by pressing harder on the screen. It comes with even more functionality on the Apple Watch, giving users a better control of Messages and Music.

So far the feature has been iPhone 6s specific and is also supposed to appear on Huawei’s Mate S.

However, time is approaching when the feature may be available on many an Android phone – all thanks to ClearForce technology, unveiled by Synaptics.

The technology enables pressure sensing on the phone’s display, opening the road to a number of tricks, like photo zooming, contextual menus and more. You will be able to apply variable force to set various actions in motion.

ClearForce is expected to be featured on the devices by leading brands in the first quarter of 2016. The company also specified that it has about 60 granted patents to make sure there is no bad blood between them and Apple.

This is a significant step to making the tech more available for a wider group of users and may soon even become the norm among latest Android model users.


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Author Natallia Slimani 7.10.2015. | 23:19
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