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Lumia 820, 920’s Display Introduces ‘Advanced Touch Experience’ (Can Use With Gloves & Nails Too)

September 5, 2012 No Comments

We went crazy over the wireless charging and the pureview camera but did you know that the phones also introduce a new ‘Advanced Touch Experience’? Using Synaptics’s Super Sensitive Touch technology, you can not only navigate your new phone with your fingertips but with gloves and nails as well.

Now that is innovation at its best!


Press Release:

Synaptics Introduces Advanced Touch Experience in Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia
Lumia 820

Super Sensitive Touch(TM) built on
ClearPad(TM) Series 3 enables enhanced touch support on Nokia’s first Windows
Phone 8 smartphones

SANTA CLARA, California – Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), a
leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that the new
Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 will be the first smartphones in the world
to use a new advanced multi-touch experience based on the  Synaptics ClearPad
capacitive touchscreen sensing technology.

Synaptics ClearPad Series 3, the premier mobile touch solution
for premium high end smartphones, has raised the bar for high performance touch
on the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 with the introduction of support for gloves and

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.”

Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 device, the Nokia Lumia 920,
features an impressive smartphone display based on exclusive technology called

Nokia PureMotion HD+. With better than HD resolution, overdrive technology for
keeping moving images pixel-perfect and sunlight enhancements for easy viewing
even in the brightest sunlight, the 4.5-inch display of the Lumia 920 produces a
totally immersive experience. PureMotion displays are super-sensitive with any
touch interaction, enabled by the ClearPad Series 3 technology.

“We are excited to participate with Nokia as they unveil their
first Windows Phone 8 devices by enabling advanced features such as gloved
finger support,” said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager of
Synaptics Handheld Division. “Synaptics and Nokia have partnered for many years
and we’re pleased to continue the innovation with the introduction of these new

ClearPad Series 3 offers up to 10 finger full-time tracking and
fast refresh rates, with industry leading signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR),
delivering high performance to the most demanding smartphones. Synaptics’
patented SignalClarity(TM) technology improves tracking accuracy, finger
separation, and environmental and electrical noise robustness for an unmatched
user experience. Synaptics’ Design Studio(TM)4 (DS4) accelerates the ClearPad
development cycle by enabling customers to evaluate and optimize the performance
of their touch experience, enabling OEMS to implement their custom ClearPad
sensor solution more efficiently.

For up-to-the-minute Synaptics news, follow @SynaCorp on Twitter.
For more information on Synaptics’ products and solutions, please visit www.synaptics.com.


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