Nokia responds to concerns about battery drain due to Supersensitive touch screen

We have seen recent concerns that the Super sensitive touch screen on the Nokia Lumia 920 may cause unnecessary battery drain by keeping the phone awake if the power button is accidentally pressed while the phone is in your pocket.

MyNokiaBlog received a statement from Nokia detailing their response to the concern:

While the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 both enjoy super sensitive touch, the firmware has been configured to avoid accidental activation of the display.  In testing this has not proven to be an issue or to cause unwanted battery drainage.

What has been configured to stop it happening?

The firmware requires a ‘landing event’ to move into active mode and without a repeat of that landing event will eventually return into sleep mode.

The statement is in fact much less reassuring than expected, as most readers expected Nokia to use the proximity sensor to prevent activation of the screen. The vaguely defined “landing event” does not really explain how the phone will differentiate a touch from the jostling of objects in your bag.

Are are readers happy with Nokia’s explanation? Let us know below.

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