Nokia's New Smartphones Have Touchscreens That Work With Gloves [Video]

Posted September 5, 2012 at 4:25pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 7281 views

Nokia has added a new feature to their new smartphones that enables touch with gloves on. The feature is called "Super Sensitive Touch" and is based on Synaptics technology.

Previously, people were unable to use their smartphone touchscreens with gloved fingers or long fingernails, requiring them to remove their gloves, or awkwardly position their fingers with long nails in order to operate their phones. For the first time ever, ClearPad Series 3 technology instantly optimizes the touch experience by automatically detecting the presence of skin, gloved fingers, or fingernails, giving users a seamless multi-touch experience regardless of input methods.

"With Synaptics' continuous innovation on touch, we are able to pioneer new technologies that improve the smartphone user experience," said Kevin Shields, senior vice president, Smart Devices, Nokia. "Nokia has been a leader in display technology, and we are setting a new standard with Super Sensitive Touch technology on the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820."

You can see a video of the Synaptics ClearPad 3250 capacitive touchscreen being demoed to Engadget below.



[Featured Demoed at 1:45 Mark]




[Image via Verge]

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Tim - September 6, 2012 at 3:23pm
lol, it's yellow...
JEWISH LADY - September 6, 2012 at 11:09pm
@ Simon. If you don't like it cus you think its annoying just leave , besides I really find you an anti_sematic annoying bastard anyways
Tim - September 7, 2012 at 5:14am
Lol, with a name like yours
Robie - September 5, 2012 at 10:14pm
Suddenly seems like apple have the worst phones on the market. You better come up with something sensational in iPhone 5 or you are going down big time.
neil - September 5, 2012 at 7:12pm
nokie has the right idea bring out new phone with new things what does apple always do a better camera and this time a little bit bigger screen dont worry apple fanboys you might get some of this features in a couple of years
Me - September 5, 2012 at 5:53pm
But do they work with boxing gloves? Haha
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