Sunday, January 8, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Sensors: Eyes, Fingers, and Touch

As smartphone technology has evolved, more sensors have been added to devices. In the early days of smartphones, sensors would include accelerometers and touch displays, and whilst there are these features in newer smartphones, there are plenty of new features too. In this article we’re going to talk about the various Samsung Galaxy S8 sensors that you will be able to make use of.

Eye Sensors

Perhaps the newest addition to the Galaxy range is the eye sensors. Out of all of the Samsung Galaxy S8 sensors, this one is perhaps the most interesting. With an eye sensor, it’s possible to create a new lock screen authentication method. The Galaxy S8 can also keep track of your eye movement to know exactly when to turn off the display.

Fingerprint Sensors

Fingerprint sensors have been the norm on flagship smartphones since 2015, and they aren’t going to go anywhere. Now that the security of fingerprint sensors have been improved, they work as one of the safest and quickest lock screen authentication methods. The fingerprint sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S8 can also be used to authenticate Samsung Pay, and will integrate seamlessly with the rumored retina eye scanner.

Touch Sensors

When we say touch sensors, we don’t just mean the capacitive touch screen display of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The Samsung Galaxy S8 sensors pressure in your screen presses and this means it can determine a ‘light’ touch from a ‘hard’ touch and these two touches can now be used as different input methods. Touch sensors have been in iPhones since the iPhone 6S, but it’s good to see them in Android now too.
The Galaxy S8 has been designed to make use of these sensors more than any other device before it and we now have plenty more reasons why Android smartphones are very useful, convenient devices to use in 2017.

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