Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 device codename ‘Goldfinger’ rumored to have 3D Touch
Earlier today, it was revealed that Nokia is currently planning two new Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones, currently known by their codenames of “Goldfinger” and “Moneypenny.” According to a new report, Goldfinger is rumored to be the first Nokia handset with Nokia’s new 3D Touch technology.
“Described internally as “3D Touch,” it essentially makes use of hardware sensors to detect interactions that are off-the-glass,” The Verge stated today.
We got to see a little taste of 3D Touch with the recent addition of the Glance screen to Nokia Lumia handsets, which requires users to wave at their handsets to see the time. Windows Phone 8.1 is rumored to take this concept a bit further.
The current rumor involves using hand gestures above and to the side of the device, along with using gestures to scroll and flip while navigating the touch screen. Looks like we can expect to see Windows Phone 8.1 around the time the Mobile World Congress takes place in 2014.Further reading: Nokia, Windows Phone