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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