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.