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resistive touch

One of the two primary types of touchscreen displays (along with capacitive) employed on smartphones, tablets, laptops and similar electronic devices. Resistive touch screens are typically cheaper to produce than their capacitive counterparts, but they have the drawbacks of being less sensitive and delivering reduced visual clarity in most cases.

Contrast with Capacitive Touch

In contrast to capacitive touch displays, which rely on electrical impulses, resistive touch displays distinguish and sense specific touch location when the two electrically-charged layers of the touchscreen are pressed together with physical force at a specific point.







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