ZTE beats Apple to the punch by being the first to introduce a smartphone with Force Touch

ZTE beats Apple to the punch by being the first to introduce a smartphone with Force Touch
While everyone assumed that the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus would be the first handsets to employ Force Touch, it looks they might have been beaten to the punch by ZTE. The latter certainly is the first to introduce a smartphone with Force Touch as that honor goes to the ZTE Axon Mini. The phone was unveiled today carrying a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED screen that offers Force Touch capabilities.

With Force Touch, the screen recognizes how hard the user is pressing down on it. This allows the device to perform different functions with a tap on the same location of the glass. For example, a soft tap on the display could start a video while a harder tap could raise the volume. The feature is currently employed by Apple on the Apple Watch.


Getting back to the ZTE Axon Mini, the phone will be launched in September and will be available in silver, gold, orange and pink. ZTE was pretty hush hush about the whole affair and did not allow pictures or video to be taken of the device. And while there is a paucity of specs to pass along, that doesn't mean that there is a lack of intrigue here. Which Force Touch enabled smartphone will hit the market first this September, the ZTE Axon Mini or the new iPhones from Apple?

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source: GizmoChina

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