The recent news that "the decline of the aristocracy", HTC will launch a new flagship model HTC Ocean in April this year, is the biggest highlight of the product is first to use the edge pressure sensing technology, cancel the mechanical buttons at the side of the use of pressure sensing technology for mission operations. If the rumors are true, no matter how the ultimate experience of HTC Ocean, will bring disruptive changes in the mobile phone industry.
Jobs said, iPhone redefined the smart phone, and the edge of the pressure sensor technology, the redefinition of human-computer interaction.
Today, the homogenization of smart phones become more serious, the market hot spots, curved, double shot on the new minimally invasive brand manufacturers will become a hot spot for a long time. The emergence of new technologies, disruptive operating experience, is the current continuous pursuit of high profit, high growth in the core driving force of China's brand manufacturers.
Pressure touch technology, first applied to Apple Apple Watch, its value was considered to be more than AppleWatch itself, the industry as the second touch revolution. Pressure touch technology is to increase the third dimensions of a gravity sensor based on the existing plane operation, according to a press, and according to the intensity of the different tasks, selection and feedback, which not only enriches the application designer's imagination, but also for human-computer interaction to open up new space.
In 2015, in order to attack iPhone6S, HUAWEI and ZTE have been robbed in the conference before the release of the relevant pressure Mate S and AXON touch mobile phone secret secret mini, but unfortunately, due to a bad experience and Android camp natural disadvantages, these two products are niniu into the sea.
Followed by Apple in addition to the continuation of the pressure on the iPhone7 screen, but also on the Home key to join the pressure touch function, to achieve the pressure touch, Home menu operation, the three functions of fingerprint identification. The recent news from the supply chain, the iPhone8 will also be displayed on the screen below the pressure touch device upgrade again, bringing a better pressure touch experience.
Not only that, the recent news that "the decline of the aristocracy", HTC will launch a new flagship model HTC Ocean in April this year, is the biggest highlight of the product is first to use the edge pressure sensing technology, cancel the mechanical buttons at the side of the use of pressure sensing technology for mission operations.
If the rumors are true, no matter how the ultimate experience of HTC Ocean, will bring disruptive changes in the mobile phone industry.
Two stages of pressure touch
"This year should be a year of the actual progress of touch control technology." The core technology of MCU sea product line general manager Xie Shaobo told the author that, although in recent years the market in addition to iPhone with less pressure touch screen mobile phone available, but China first-line brand manufacturers still pay close attention to pressure touch technology, and in the technical reserves the obvious improvement, only grasp the best timing of admission.
Xie Shaobo will put touch pressure process divided into two stages, the first stage is the key period of pressure touch Home, "while iPhone7 released from time to say later than iPhone6S, but due to the pressure of touch Home key technical difficulty is relatively low, so it is easier to achieve the products." Xie Shaobo said, according to his understanding of the situation, there are a lot of brands is expected to launch with pressure touch Home key mobile phone in this year, and in June of this year, the core of sea technology solutions for the mobile phone will be released "changed to" will be released. ". He expects this year's pressure touch Home button is expected to become the flagship model of the standard function.
The second stage is the pressure screen and edge pressure period, but the market is still ripe for 1 - 2 years of precipitation.
Although the touch pressure sensor as early as in 2015 has been launched, but its function is limited to the level of desktop shortcut operation. In the industrial chain supporting, design research and development, product yield, application software, systems are not mature. At present, in addition to apple, mass production of products is very small, but according to the author to understand the news, there are already three domestic first-line brand joint sea core technology launched a prototype, mass production is being evaluated.
he other is that HTC will in April launch of the first mobile phone edge pressure, pressure is actually through the edge side of the long grip, click, slide to achieve the function, realize the concept of third dimensions, but relative to the pressure screen, you need a sense of edge pressure pressure sensitive chip through metal to, has a strong penetrating power. The biggest advantage of the edge pressure touch is no matter how big the phone, you can achieve a single hand operation. The use of sensors to replace mechanical buttons, not only can make the operation more simple, but also allows the phone to have three functions." It is reported that the single chip core sea technology solutions can penetrate 1 mm plate, the minimum can reach 0.8 mm, but Xie Shaobo also pointed out that at present, 0.8 mm is the most widely used scheme for the market.
However, it should be noted that the possibility of the edge of the pressure of the possibility of error is very large, which requires an algorithm to solve the current industry to provide pressure on the overall solution of the touch of the manufacturers is very small.
The industry also pointed out that the current industry pressure touch with early application of capacitive touch screen and application of fingerprint recognition, the key difficulty is still in algorithm processing, providing a stable interactive response algorithm will be the final technology provider from the market greatly to win.
It is understood that the solution pressure touch can be roughly divided into capacitive, resistive, pressure sensitive structures, on behalf of the international manufacturers of new ideas, hideep, Duitai, Sepp Lars, the United States and domestic fath; chip companies including core technology, sea huiding and Betle etc.. It is reported that the new thinking, hideep, beauty and fath core sea technology has achieved mass production experience of products.
It is worth mentioning that the domestic chip enterprise core sea technology has nearly 14 years, to nearly 14 years of "design and development experience in the pressure detection chip, can provide integrated solution scheme and algorithm. At present, the pressure touch chip has been in the range hood, refrigerator and other appliances to achieve mass production. Its application in the field of consumer electronics touch chip chip research and development in 2015, in 2016 began to promote the market.
In the future, there is no sense of pressure, not intelligent.
This year, in addition to iPhone8 HTC, the new Google Nexus will also add pressure touch function, compared to a few years ago miss, Google entered the substantive stage for pressure touch technology. In Google's participation, the popularity of pressure touch technology will be significantly accelerated.
As we all know, Apple and Android camp is obviously different, Apple's independence on the system, which also allows iPhone to maintain a considerable lead in the pressure touch technology.
Wang Yanhui, Secretary General of the Chinese mobile phone alliance had told the media that the pressure touch technology is actually the most closely follow the pace of Google. "Because of the different ecology, terminal experience will be very obvious difference". If you want to reach Apple's existing pressure touch technology standards, Android phones still have a long way to go.
And now Google has finally launched the pressure touch phone news, but also to the upstream and downstream business confidence. This also means that, after the introduction of pressure on Google touch phone, the system is bound to open the entrance to the original API.
There is no denying that the pressure touch for human-computer interaction opens another communication channel, allowing the machine to achieve a more user-friendly, flexible operation of the order. With the pressure of touch technology, technology and applications will be extended to the touch pressure robot, intelligent vehicle, intelligent hardware and intelligent Home Furnishing and networking and other fields, and even relates to every field of consumer electronics.
In the future, it is foreseeable that there is no sense of pressure, not intelligent.