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Weigh an Orange with Huawei Force Touch Tech

WAIT! I genuinely have not lost the plot with this article, but Chinese multinational and telecommunications company Huawei might just be walking that tightrope after using its new Mate S Smartphone to see how heavy an orange is at the IFA in Berlin.

The company used its Force Touch Tech within the new phone model to convey the fruits weight on stage at the event. The phone judged the Orange to weigh 280 grams with observers feeling this might not be pinpoint accurate considering an average orange would weigh around 200 grams. What is clearer is that Huawei might have stolen a march on Apple who have introduced Force Touch on the new Apple iWatch and are rumoured to be considering developing the tech for the iPhone.

There are still a few questions to be answered, namely, what would be the heaviest object you would be able to rest on your phone? Imagine the lawsuits if consumers decide to weigh a big bag of sugar and end up splitting their new phone in two. Other new features for the Mate S include the second generation “Knuckle Sense Feature” It reads like Sideshow Bob has designed this, but stick with me; apparently this uses the input from the user’s knuckles for different functions. So how does that work? Glad you asked, no idea, apparently as a quick launch feature the user can assign a letter to an app and then launch said app by drawing the letter with a knuckle at any point.

Pressure sensitive screens are a compelling evolution for mobile devices, Huawei’s features might seem gimmicky, but at least it’s open to debate with the aim of seeing where this tech will lead to. Perhaps Huawei would have made a bigger statement by weighing an Apple instead of an Orange, or a marshmallow, or Lollipop or an Edge of something, or an actual Fox.

Thank you theverge for providing us with this information.

Christopher Files

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