Although high-end smartphones are all the rage right now, Synaptics, whose touchscreen technologies are used by Apple and many other major manufacturers, isn't neglecting the mid-range and entry-level markets. The company announced today a new Synaptics ClearPad 2200 touchscreen controller technology aimed at lower-range devices with screens smaller than 4 inches.
The new ClearPad 2200 capacitive multi-touch screen will be the company's first to use its SignaClarity technology, which boosts the signal-to-noise ratio for improved accuracy in finger tracking and separation. It uses advanced filtering and noise mitigation algorithms so that other components won't interfere while it can still be flexible enough to support various sensor stack-ups.
Since the latest and greatest smartphones are all measuring at least 4.3-inches in screen size these days, with some going the extreme of tablet-phone hybrids, such as the Galaxy Note, the ClearPad 2200 will target smaller entry-level smartphones. This will give lower-range devices improved touchscreen response and accuracy. The new screen will be shown off at Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona.