With quantum physics, Samsung aims to make smartphones smarter

A unit of Samsung has licensed technology that could help it build smartphone handsets with the ability to navigate via the amount of pressure applied to a touchscreen.

A unit of Samsung has licensed technology that could help it build smartphone handsets with the ability to navigate via the amount of pressure applied to a touchscreen.

U.K.-based Peratech's Quantum Tunneling Composite technology is at the center of Samsung's plans. The tech allows electronic currents to be controlled by touch pressure -- not merely just on or off, but all the gray areas in between.

So if you're scrolling through a list or playing a game, your input could change depending on how much pressure you apply.

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