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Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4: Improved Air View, Air Gesture and Pen Recognition Features?

by Mihai Matei on January 15, 2014


We don’t need official confirmation to know that, by the end of 2014, Samsung will release at least a new iteration from both the Galaxy S and Note series. The Galaxy S5 is expected to hit the shelves within the next several months, and although the gadget might not be unveiled during MWC in February, the handset’s release is getting closer by the day.

As such, rumors and leaks surrounding the device keep surfacing, and earlier today we’ve stumbled across information suggesting that both the SGS5 and the Note 4 will offer improved Air View, Air Gesture and Pen Recognition Features. More details after the break.

Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4: Improved Air View, Air Gesture and Pen Recognition Features?

Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4: Improved Air View, Air Gesture and Pen Recognition Features?

Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4 – Improved Touch Screen Features

According to Stifel (a financial services holding company), Synaptics has one again won the touch controller slot for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Last year, the company in question has delivered touch-free gesture solutions for the Galaxy S4 and the Note 3, and contributed greatly to the aforementioned smartphones’ success.

This year, according to the Korean media, Synaptics managed to improve the hovering detection, thus allowing for a greater range, and as a result, features such as Air Gesture and Air View will be greatly improved.


In addition, the stylus pen functionality has been improved as well, and allows the screen to recognize a passive pen point that measures only 2.5pi. This translates into more accurate hand writing.

Last but not least, sources also claim that Synaptics has managed to lower the manufacturing costs of its touch solutions, thanks to a new printing technology which allows a single layer structure that doesn’t require an insulation layer or a bridge.

That’s all there is to it for now, but things sure look interesting in Samsung’s camp. The Galaxy S5 is expected (but not confirmed) to be released in mid-May, and until then, more pieces of the puzzle will be put together. Stay tuned.

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