1. stuartbritt's Avatar
    Ok, I might be wrong, but...
    After doing some research, the super sensitive touch requires different screen hardware to normal displays.
    If you look on the Microsoft site, all the phones with SST have it listed on the specs page. Those that don't (like the 640) just have "multipoint capacitive touch".
    The 950 and 950 XL are listed as multipoint capacitive touch only.
    I really hope I'm wrong, but it looks like they have just put normal screens in them, in which case there's nothing that can be done to enable SST.
    Seems crazy, especially as with the iris scan and SST, you would have a distinct practical advantage over the competition with fingerprint readers in cold weather.
    12-09-2015 12:56 PM
  2. zombie0's Avatar
    I'm not sure what SST is; I am not that familiar with the particulars of smartphone display hardware. But for what it's worth, touch input on the 950 seems very sensitive compared to the Lumia 920 I replaced (both running as-is with no screen cover).

    In fact, my opinion is that the 950 is hyper-sensitive and often reacts to the very subtle perpendicular motion of my finger as I lift it from the screen, interpreting it as an ultra-fast flicking motion. The result is an unintended sudden harsh and extremely fast scrolling at the end[ of my intended scrolling. And of course I then need to correct it by scrolling back in the opposite direction.
    12-09-2015 05:10 PM
  3. 920Walker's Avatar
    SST works with normal gloves, no need for those metal fiber finger ones. If you have three toggles in Settings > Extras > Touch, you probably have SST, unless it's greyed out.
    12-09-2015 05:14 PM
  4. stuartbritt's Avatar
    The 950 currently doesn't have it. However, some people think it might come in a software update. I hope they are right, but I have the suspicion that the screen tech used in the 950 doesn't support it.
    12-10-2015 10:31 AM
  5. YKinase's Avatar
    Also on Lumia 950 (0.29 build). I would compare the screen sensitivity to my Lumia 1020 on 'High'. Sometimes I don't even have to touch the screen and it moves.

    I wondered how much battery the touchscreen was using for that level of sensitivity. In my Battery Use list of apps is "Gestures & Touch" with a gear icon suggesting it is a setting. It has <1% utilization so I'm not sure it's doing anything. However, I have never found "Gestures & Touch", only Touch, which has a single option for 'Vibrate when I tap the Navigation Keys'. Everyone else too, right?
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    12-15-2015 09:20 PM
  6. duncan0622's Avatar
    I'm not sure what SST is; I am not that familiar with the particulars of smartphone display hardware. But for what it's worth, touch input on the 950 seems very sensitive compared to the Lumia 920 I replaced (both running as-is with no screen cover).

    In fact, my opinion is that the 950 is hyper-sensitive and often reacts to the very subtle perpendicular motion of my finger as I lift it from the screen, interpreting it as an ultra-fast flicking motion. The result is an unintended sudden harsh and extremely fast scrolling at the end[ of my intended scrolling. And of course I then need to correct it by scrolling back in the opposite direction.
    I just opened a thread. It's exactly my problem. Unintended scroll when browsing or reading. Very annoying.

    I want my lumia 950 screen less sensitive.
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    12-15-2015 09:28 PM
  7. msirapian's Avatar
    Well this is another "specification amendment" case. Supersensitive touch *was* on the data sheet last week (I remember having read all lines, as I was checking if FM Tuner was on the list).

    And just like FM Tuner, MS have silently removed these announced features from the official specifications.

    For instance, from LumiaUK (official MS blog) Microsoft Lumia 950: tech spec, size, weight and features - Lumia UK

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    (I attach a screenshot in case they would amend that article too).

    So far, they've removed FM tuner, SST from data sheet (and LTE band 6 for French dual SIM 950/XL).
    12-16-2015 02:48 PM
  8. zombie0's Avatar
    I just opened a thread. It's exactly my problem. Unintended scroll when browsing or reading. Very annoying.

    I want my lumia 950 screen less sensitive.
    Same here. It's hyper-sensitive to the point of requiring frequent opposite-direction correction.

    That said, I think we are talking about two separate things in this single thread. I don't know what "Super-Sensitive Touch (SST)" is, but i don't think it is related to our complaints about hyper-sensitive scrolling behavior. In fact, since the people talking about SST in here are saying such a feature is absent on the 950, I'm fairly sure we're talking about (a) just plain over-tuned scroll sensitivity and then (b) something quite different called SST.
    12-16-2015 03:02 PM
  9. msirapian's Avatar
    SST was introduced with the 920: it's an option (that can be disabled) to allow the touchscreen to be more sensitive in order to be able to use it with (normal) gloves.
    12-16-2015 03:13 PM
  10. RTGent's Avatar
    Another preference for less sensitivity.
    I can take off my gloves.
    12-16-2015 08:01 PM
  11. msirapian's Avatar
    But it doesn't work with gloves on, and I'm going to Finland next Feb, no way I take off my gloves lol
    12-17-2015 01:42 AM
  12. stuartbritt's Avatar
    I know, frustrating isn't it!
    And with Windows Hello to unlock, it would be the perfect cold weather phone if the super sensitive touch was there.
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    12-17-2015 10:33 AM
  13. joshcsmith13's Avatar
    Exactly!!! that's what I was thinking. ...then I got my 950 and realized it was missing a feature that my $30 640 has. :(
    09-19-2016 04:14 PM

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