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

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:




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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Taxes will push dat 920 further

3. NokiaLumia920

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

VAT? I dont see how high it can get.

4. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 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) !!

5. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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!

16. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

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

18. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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

7. mxion

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

wish the iphone 5 could have this too

9. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

sorry crapple doesnt innovate anymore

10. nexttime

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

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

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

12. emitchell4luv

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

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

13. mxion

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

why do people hate apple's devices?

14. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 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!

15. mxion

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 12, 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?

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

19. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

".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?"

20. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

920=awesome!

21. Frapple

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

please do yourselves a favour. google for iphone 5 defects

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