The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus come with Apple’s 3D Touch and the Apple Watch also features Force Touch technology and now it would appear that the technology could be headed to Android smartphones next year.
Synaptics has announced their new ClearForce technology which is similar to Apple’s 3D Touch and the company is already manufacturing display with this technology built in.
“Our broad patent portfolio and years of proven experience in touch technology has once again enabled us to provide smartphone OEMs and LCMs with cutting-edge user experience solutions,” said Kevin Barber, senior vice president, general manager, Smart Display Division, Synaptics. “The latest ClearPad family of products extends into multiple market segments with exciting new functionality and underscores Synaptics’ innovation and leadership in creating unmatched touch solutions.”
As yet there are no details on which Android smartphones will come with this new Force Touch technology, although we may see it in the new Samsung Galaxy S7 when it launches next year.