The upcoming Pixel 9 series could get enhanced touch sensitivity

A set of leaked renderings depicting the Pixel 9 Pro.

What you’ll want to know

  • Mishaal Rahman noticed a brand new characteristic, Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1, that could possibly be a Pixel 9 unique.
  • The “Adaptive Contact” characteristic, which adjusts the display’s contact sensitivity primarily based on environmental circumstances, has been noticed.
  • The characteristic will possible be an unique for Pixel telephones set to launch this 12 months.

The Pixel 9 is the extremely anticipated sequence launch from Google, which is months away. Nonetheless, leaks and renders maintain us glued to what to anticipate, and one such info comes from Mishaal Rahman.

To deal with contact sensitivity points extra successfully, Google may lastly introduce its “Adaptive Contact” characteristic on the Pixel 9 sequence, notes Rahman (by way of Android Authority). The related proof was discovered within the newest Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1, the place we’re prone to see a brand new “Adaptive Contact” setting. It is going to be buried underneath Settings> Show> Contact Sensitivity — the place we often see the “Display screen Protector mode “on Pixel gadgets just like the Pixel 8 Professional.

The Google Pixel 8 Pro's display settings screen

(Picture credit score: Nicholas Sutrich / Android Central)

Rahman notes that he had dug into the code to identify the “Adaptive Contact,” which, when enabled, “will robotically modify to your setting actions and display protector.” The components right here nonetheless should be decided, however having moist fingers, having a humid display, or extremely harsh sizzling/chilly circumstances could possibly be a chance.

If it sounds acquainted, the latest OnePlus 12 has an identical Aqua Contact characteristic that means that you can use it effortlessly, even in wet conditions.

Customers typically shield their valuable screens with display protectors, which may be a problem. Whereas the present display protector mode helps with display contact, the “Adaptive Contact” is alleged to robotically modify the contact sensitivity with out the necessity to allow it manually, like within the present state of affairs.

Rahman signifies the code additional means that the “Adaptive Contact” will possible come to this 12 months’s Pixel gadgets first, together with the Pixel 8a, Pixel 9 sequence, and the Pixel Fold 2. We are able to count on it to enterprise to Pixel 9 as an unique. Like earlier unique options, the “Adaptive Contact” characteristic may finally trickle all the way down to older Pixel handsets.

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