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Samsung Electronics is one of the top consumer electronics manufacturing company in the world. Although they have manufactured some very good mobile phones, it is a different story when it comes to laptops.

Samsung has made few solid laptops, but apart from its high-end Chromebooks and the shiny Galaxy Book. Most of Samsung’s systems fail to stand out from that pack. Samsung has just filed a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office for what it seems like a laptop is on the line. This laptop could possibly be high-end and it is said to come out with a force-touch trackpad and a combination of sensors that can help recognize contactless input from the user.

Gesture-based input

This innovation from Samsung has an electronic device that includes a multi-layer panel. The 1st upper and the 1st lower electrodes are disposed on different respective layers of the multi-layer panel. The first controller is configured to detect a touch input by detecting a change in an electromagnetic field between the first upper and lower electrodes. However, the second controller has been configured to detect contactless user input by detecting a change in an electromagnetic field between the second upper and the second lower electrode.

This is similar to Microsoft’s Windows Hello, which is a more personal way to sign in to the Windows 10 devices. It can be done with only a look or a touch.
In this Samsung Laptop, the users will need to position their hands above the trackpad, like mimicking a gesture. The sensors will pick the gesture up and will help to unlock the laptop.

Samsung’s Air-Gesture

Samsung had come out with the Air Gesture some time ago. One of the first phones with Air Gesture feature is the Samsung Galaxy S4. This allowed the user to scroll through websites and accept incoming calls without touching the device. When Galaxy S6 came out, Air Gesture disappeared. It might be because there was lack of interest from the users.

Samsung has a history of filing for patents for many interesting devices, but most of them hardly come available. For now, we don’t have a time frame during which this device might be released to the public.