Haptic pressure sensors embedded in smartphones could do away with the need for physical buttons. A Chinese company founded by a former Motorola engineer is a leading developer of the technology. Photo: Ben Sin

How a Chinese company’s pressure sensors spell end of physical smartphone buttons

  • Physical buttons could be replaced by highly sensitive pressure sensors made by Shenzhen tech company NDT
  • The sensors can detect 1,000 levels of pressure and sit under the phone’s screen or body
Topic |   Smartphones

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Haptic pressure sensors embedded in smartphones could do away with the need for physical buttons. A Chinese company founded by a former Motorola engineer is a leading developer of the technology. Photo: Ben Sin
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Motorola is bringing back the Razr flip phone 15 years after it debuted, rebooting it as a foldable smartphone. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Motorola revives its 2000s flip phone, the Razr, but its price may make you flip

  • The popular 2000s flip phone returns as a smartphone with a foldable screen
  • Apart from the screen, the rest of the US$1,500 phone is pretty ordinary
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Motorola is bringing back the Razr flip phone 15 years after it debuted, rebooting it as a foldable smartphone. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg
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