Galaxy S8 and Note 8 to Include Pressure Sensitive Touch
March 21, 2017
Samsung is reportedly developing display panels that are pressure sensitive for both Galaxy Note 8 and S8. It will be similar to Apple’s Force Touch that featured in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are said to pack some of the best specs and features in the smartphone market today. The smartphones will have desktop connectivity, virtual assistant and a button-free front among a plethora of features. Earlier reports had mentioned that the handsets will have a virtual Home button. However, due to manufacturing issues on Synaptics’ part, the fingerprint sensor will be moved to the back. Samsung Display is currently working on OLED Force Touch Panels. This technology will first be adopted by the S8 handsets and then by Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which will take matters to a completely new level. Thus, the Home button in the two devices will be pressure-sensitive. The in-house panels will be used for the devices. The company is separating home button navigation and fingerprint recognition, which many experts believe as a step back, writes Wccftech. Insider sources have claimed that Samsung has showcased its latest technology during MWC 2017 to a select few. According to The Investor, the OLED Force Touch Panels will be highly-sensitive and boast a wider range of pressure-sensing levels than previous technologies used in Huawei P9. Once the technology is incorporated in Galaxy S8, Samsung will better the technology further so that it can be incorporated in the Note 8. It will be Samsung’s first mobile device that will feature a complete pressure-sensitive touch screen. Moreover, it will be the first big major Galaxy Note 8 upgrade in two years. Samsung expects the upcoming Note 8 device to be immensely successful as the Galaxy devices will fill the void created by the Note 7 disaster. The S8 and S8 Plus devices are rumored to have seven different color options. Moreover, the Note device is expected to be the most-powerful device in the market when it hits stores in the latter half of this year. Traditionally, the Note flagships are unveiled during the IFA trade show every year in early September. However, for the past two years, the company has been unveiling its Note devices in August to get ahead of Apple. Orbotech continues to sell in Asia, this time getting a $5m order from a Japanese company.