Find Out How To Replicate Apple’s 3D Force Touch Function On The Waterproof Sony Xperia Z3

If you don’t know, Apple’s 3D Force Touch function senses if the users press harder on the phone’s screen and does not behave as if a quick tap has been performed. After Apple implemented the 3D Force Touch feature on the latest iPhone devices, other mobile vendors have started to add pressure-sensitive touchscreens to their smartphones.

Despite the fact that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact does not have a Force Touch display, Marco Chiappetta has discovered a method to make its device detect the pressure applied on the touchscreen.

The phone has a built-in barometer and with the flaps closed, the air has nowhere to go and regular software that monitors the barometer will detect the growing pressure.

The tweak is waterproof-phone specific, because other designs do not have the case sealed 100%. It would be a great idea if the OEM images running on waterproof phones come with pressure-sensitive scrolling and context menus.

For more information, see the demo video below:

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