Samsung wants you to have fun unlocking your phone.
Who would want to unlock their phone by dragging their finger in straight lines when you can wiggle it instead?
That’s the idea behind Samsung’s latest technology, anyway, according to a filed patent proposal.
The new unlocking process involves creating a curved line with your finger that then intersects itself at a point – a bit like a figure eght, for instance.
Samsung said in its patent filing: "The user may freely touch a touch screen since there is no limitation in terms of size, location, and pattern of a touch input, and since a standby screen is displayed or a specific application is quickly executed according to the number of intersections of a closed surface.
"In addition, the user may easily and intuitively use a call function since the user may select a call connection or a call rejection by performing a touch-and-drag operation when an incoming call is received."
The patent also noted that patterns are not restricted to an area, spot or shape, meaning basically that users can do any darn shape they want.
In fact, different styles of lines could call up different functions or apps on your phone, including your phonebook, your favourite app and your camera.
The latest patent comes in wake of LG Electronics’ launch of its ‘Knock Code’ feature that allows users to unlock mobile devices by tapping the screen several times.