A new report from ETNews via The Investor claims Samsung could introduce force touch capabilities in the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. The handset reportedly features the necessary display components that make pressing on certain software elements react with different types of pressure levels. It would be similar to 3D Touch on Apple’s iPhone.
If you recall, this feature isn’t exactly new to Samsung. The Galaxy S8 has a force touch-enabled home button that allows it to be pressed whenever and wherever while using the phone by simply putting more pressure on the screen than you usually would. Therefore, Samsung already has their feet wet in this department and pressing hard on the Note 8’s screen wouldn’t be something they’d have to really figure out. Of course, properly executing the feature and actually making it useful would be half the battle and could spell out how many people will actually use it, but who knows? Samsung could cook up some awesome use case for the feature other than accessing app shortcuts.
The Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled in New York on August 23rd. It’ll feature a 6.3-inch Infinity Display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, Android Nougat, dual rear cameras, and an S Pen.