Neonode Announces New Smartphone Display Tech
Neonode today announced Neonode Smartphone I, a new, integrated touch screen technology for smartphones and feature phones. Neonode says that its new touch display technology offers handset makers a low-cost alternative to capacitive touch panels. According to Neonode, Smartphone I is power efficient and has minimal latency; is thin and allows for thin designs; offers short-range proximity sensing for gestures, multitouch and pinch-to-zoom; and is rugged, glare free, can be used in high-definition displays. Neonode Smartphone I uses its MultiSensing technology. MultiSensing can identify any object and its characteristics (size, pressure, depth, speed, proximity) in relation to the touch surface. It does this using light, which Neonode says can sense input devices such as a finger, pen, or brush at high speeds. The Neonode Smartphone I display's interface can be connected to most microcontrollers or application/baseband processors. Neonode expects to see devices ship with its Neonode Smartphone I tough panel technology next year.
Micro-LED Backlights Could Bring OLED Performance to LCD Screens
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
Hands on with the Huawei Mate S
The Mate S is Huawei's new global flagship phone. Like most new flagships, it sports a 5 inch display, metal body, fingerprint sensor, and some advanced camera technology.
New Tech Promises Dense, Efficient, Flexible Displays
A team at Oxford University has discovered a new type of display technology that consists of a simple thin film of phase-change material (PCM) between two thin films of transparent electrodes. The three layers can be applied to very thin, flexible Mylar sheets, creating a flexible display.
Microsoft Testing Advanced Pre-Touch Sensing On Phones
Microsoft recently demonstrated new touchscreen technology that can anticipate users' actions and call up different controls, options, or menus to suit the current task. Pre-touch sensing helps the phone determine how the user is gripping the phone, as well as where the user's fingers are approaching the display.