Synaptics to bring pressure-sensitive screens to Android

Among many features where Apple got the edge over Androids now included the 3D touch. With its new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus on September event Apple announced pressure touch technology on board. This newly introduced feature makes device’s screen responsive to pressure. Following Apple now Androids, with their exemplary level of adaptation, are now going to have the same feature too.

Thanks to Synaptics’ new 3700 force-sensing controller many Android running smartphones will soon arrive with pressure touch. According to an announcement by Synaptics its new touch screen controller will land in the market next year. It will be a quick move for Android world to adopt the newly introduced and liked features.

Synaptics’ force touch solution for Android devices is expected with extensive use of hardware. Thus we may find some advancement in other hardware too. As the feature is set to arrive next year, it is too early to judge its impact on other areas. But expectations are high for new features beyond those on Apple devices.

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Pressure touch is also yet to make its place in Google’s operating system. Thus we also expect a new version of Android OS with new features to support pressure touch. Here we have three series of touch screen controller by Synaptics including the series 3700 for smartphones.

Its Series 3700 is distinct touch screen controller for smartphones that support various latest technologies. The controller is already tested in Xiaomi Mi4c with nice results. It also supports Stylus and good non-touch performance.

The series 3600 is made particularly for main stream smartphones with silicon architecture. It carries features including double finger tracking, improved gloved touch, multiple gesture recognition and many more.

With similar level of features the 7800 series is made particularly for large screens tablets. The series include controller for notebooks and tablets up to 17.3 inches.

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