MORE WAYS TO TOUCH
There’s more than one way to touch Huawei’s new Mate S with the new Force Touch display.
Apple’s introduction of the iPhone back in 2007 brought to reality a piece of technology that the world once thought could only exist within the realm of science fiction: ultra-responsive displays that could be operated simply by touching them with your fingers. Over time, the technology has been adopted by others and in the case of Huawei, you can now use your knuckles to interface with your phone.
Eight years since touch technology was introduced, smartphone manufacturers like Huawei are coming up with new ways of operating the now ubiquitous touch display, such as implementing the new Force Touch feature into its newly announced flagship, the Huawei Mate S.
First demonstrated by Huawei during the IFA 2015 conference, which was held in Berlin, during the month of September, the Force Touch feature (much like Apple’s own Force Touch implementation into their devices) is able to differentiate various pressure levels from a touch. This opens up several new possibilities and methods of operating a smartphone.
Another new form of display interaction which was introduced to the world by the same company is the rather brutish-sounding ‘Knuckle Sense’ technology. As its name implies, the technology essentially allows a user to operate specific functions on devices such as the Huawei Mate S and Huawei P8 with their knuckles, either by tapping on the screen or by drawing shapes on it.