Anyone who finds smartphone screen keyboards way too small should be interested in Samsung’s SelfieType, a virtual keyboard it is showcasing at CES 2020.
According to the company’s website, Samsung’s SelfieType uses a combination of artificial intelligence and the front-facing camera to provide a unique typing experience.
“A proprietary SelfieType AI engine analyzes finger movements coming from the front camera, and converts them into QWERTY keyboard inputs. SelfieType requires no additional hardware and it is highly adaptable to various mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.”
For the average consumer, this type of technology is one of the most interesting—and practical—announcements coming out of CES 2020. As smartphones and tablets have become more powerful, they have replaced traditional PCs for many individuals. Unfortunately, using an onscreen keyboard is not an ideal experience, especially for longer sessions. SelfieType opens up another option, and gives smaller smartphone devices a larger typing area without sacrificing weight or form factor.