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Nokia confirms Synaptics tech in the super sensitive Lumia 920 screen, says no chance for pocket dialing

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Nokia confirms Synaptics tech in the super sensitive Lumia 920 screen, says no chance for pocket dialing
Just as we thought, Nokia is using the latest Synaptics technology to achieve the super sensitive display on its upcoming Lumia 920 flagship, as the company confirmed in a blog post.

The technology allows that the capacitive touch display, which otherwise can be only operated with bare skin, to accept inputs from any conductive object, be it nails, gloves, styli, regular pens, or even spoons and forks, as we saw demonstrated not long ago.

Nokia calls it "the biggest leap forward for capacitive touchscreens since multi-touch gestures were introduced", and it seems indeed so, especially if you live in colder climates, or have long painted nails.

The Finns also dispelled another rumor, that such an ultra sensitive display might get accidentally pressed in your pocket if it gets unlocked somehow, and dial or run apps, or drain the battery as it can never get into standby mode: "It should also be stressed that super sensitive touch technology does not make the screen more fragile, affect the water resistance or increase the likelihood of coins or keys in your pocket accidentally making calls on your behalf."

We can't wait to get our hands on a Lumia 920 for a pocket dialing test, but in the meantime you can read the words of Jussi Ropo, Nokia's Senior Technology Manager, about the super sensitive touch tech development in the phone:

The technology is adaptive so it reacts to any conductive object that is touching the screen. In other words, whether you are using it with gloves or a nail or stylus, it will automatically adjust the sensitiveness to provide the best possible touch screen experience. 

What has made this possible? You need a lot of experience working with capacitive touch to be able do this. I would say it is a combination of the new hardware and the way it’s built into the phone but even more it is about knowing how to use it.



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posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:40 12

1. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


That fork caught me off gaurd....I want that fork.....and the lumia 920 too....but that fork just seems awesome...

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:43 5

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Taxes will push dat 920 further

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:14 1

3. NokiaLumia920 (Posts: 28; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


VAT? I dont see how high it can get.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:28 8

4. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


I knew that someone was trying to engineer a controversy
(http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-Lumia-920-se​nsitive-screen-might-be-a-battery-hog-the-way-Wind​ows-Phone-manages-touch_id35040)
!!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:30 13

5. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


people shoul stop bashing the phone based on speculation alone...they should wait for the release and then bash it :)
but seriously let it come out...we never know it just might surprise us!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:39 2

16. threed61 (Posts: 116; Member since: 27 May 2011)


It would of course help if the phone would actually get released instead of MS dragging this out.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 10:41 1

18. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


i know sometimes i feel the marketing guys at these giant corporations are overpaid.
They created the hype, people bought into it as well...now just release the sutff already! instead the want to prolong the wait and it often bbecomes a little too stretched in my opinion

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 06:10

7. mxion (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


wish the iphone 5 could have this too

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:09 11

9. tigermcm (Posts: 607; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


sorry crapple doesnt innovate anymore

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:29

10. nexttime (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


We will have them next time or .......

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 08:09 4

11. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I thought we knew the Synaptics thing the day of the launch...? Nokia debunked the foolish myth about battery drainage already. Some sh*t kicker trying to start controversy.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 08:27 6

12. emitchell4luv (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


apple will soon patent it for nokia and claim it is their innovation hmmm

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 08:48

13. mxion (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


why do people hate apple's devices?

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:04 7

14. fsnas (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


why??
are you asking (why) for real?
i'll tell you why

- over priced products.
- cheap methods to steal more money from you (through accessories)
- locked from everywhere (iTunes, bluetooth transfer, NFC)
- claiming that iPhone 5 is the best (other phones have NFC, wireless charging, better cameras, better displays, better designs, more options, etc...)

and a lot of other reasons, just open your eyes and stop being a fool!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:39

15. mxion (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


i'm no fool,you guyz hate apple's products for unknown reasons.they're the VERY awesome if not the best.wish you could get one.dont you guyz wander why do these products sell so amazingly?

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 10:15 3

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5279; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Try objectively looking at how much of a difference there is between a Samsung GS II and the GS III on just the hardware specs. Then do the same compare between the iP4S and iP5. There is a reason the GS III sold 20 million units in 100 days.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 16:25

19. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


".dont you guyz wander why do these products sell so amazingly?"

now try asking your self that same question after doing a little research and comparisons on other devices and then ask your self "How is apple selling this garbage ............so amazingly?"

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 19:10 2

20. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


920=awesome!

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 07:33

21. Frapple (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


please do yourselves a favour.

google for iphone 5 defects

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