MORE WAYS TO TOUCH

There’s more than one way to touch Huawei’s new Mate S with the new Force Touch dis­play.

HWM (Malaysia) - - THINK -

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.

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