We certainly know nearly everything about the features, specs ans other selling point of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but just couple of weeks prior to the special media launch event dubbed as “Samsung Unpacked” it looks that this enormous smartphone has one final top secret concealed in its massive upgrade.
The notoriously reliable South Korean news agency ETNews (via Korean Herald’s The Investor) purportedly claims that Samsung electronics manufacturer has managed to integrate pressure sensitive technology under the Galaxy Note 8’s huge 6.4-inch screen display. This is quite similar to prominently known 3D Touch feature of the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and the current generation iPhones. This will allow users to apply different levels of force to the display to trigger new functionalities.
It’s significantly exactly what the Cupertino-based company Apple has integrated in the two previous iterations of iPhone line. Apple named it “3D Touch” and it stretches on a similar pressure sensitive technology first used in MacBook trackpads called “Force Touch.”
This entails to the ineluctable witticism about The South Korean OEM copying the tech innovation of Apple, though it is worth emphasizing about the iPhone 8’s prominent features this year — a 5.8-inch nearly bezel-less edge-to-edge display, wireless charging functionalities, fast charging and the rebirth of the all-glass back panel – are all already featured on most recent and current generations of Galaxy smartphones.
Samsung is also anticipated to use the 3D Touch feature employed by Apple to “replace all the functionality of a home button and open a hidden menu with shortcuts to different features”.
If the folks at ETNews is to be believed, it may put a further explanation why the Galaxy Note 8 will feature a smaller battery than the previous Note 7. This is because the component Apple uses for the 3D Touch functionality is somewhat large and it is distinctive that the Cupertino-headquartered was forced to cut down the size of the iPhone 6S battery to house it. Just a year later Apple opted to increase the battery size of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus by ditching out the headphone jack.
With all that being said, and despite the source’s good track record, many pundits are still suspicious whether Samsung will add this pressure sensitive feature on the Note 8. Nevertheless, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is going to cost over $1,000 so it might be one of many latest specs and new features that helps users accept the innovation.