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You Won’t Even Have to Touch Your Samsung Galaxy S IV to Navigate it’s Screen

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Based on a report from Korean tech site Ddaily.co.kr, Samsung’s upcoming flagship Galaxy S IV may feature touch-less screen navigation. This means that by hovering your finger over the device and making hand gestures, you can select options such as answering phone calls, navigating your music player, etc.

Samsung chose Atmel’s maXTouch Series Touch for the S IV mainly due to it’s lesser battery strain than other screens. It utilizes what’s called Indium Tin Oxide (ITO,) providing a gesture sensor in the phone’s front facing camera.

This gesture based non-contact UI display is awesome, no doubt — but is it necessary? Correct me if I’m missing something here, but apart from needing to answer a call when your hands are covered with paint or grease, what’s the practical use of this feature?

 

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  • nciwc

    but apart from needing to answer a call when your hands are covered with paint or grease, what’s the practical use of this feature?

    I think many of those who cook and read recipes online, would like this feature in their phones. It sure is more useful than a 41 megapixel sensor behind a lens which can resolve 20 megapixels max…

    • Matthew Marchesano

      Excellent point. Cooking recipes are a real life example of how this technology can come in ‘handy.’ That really didn’t occur to me at the time of writing this article but I can definitely see myself in that scenario. Thank you.