Galaxy S8 Could Finally Come Touting a Force Touch Display Feature
With massive hardware changes coming to the upcoming Galaxy S8 next, it looks like Samsung is going to be adding another new feature never before seen on any smartphone manufactured by the company so far. This might be the best Galaxy flagship we have seen to date.
Pressure Sensitive Display Might Be Present in the Upcoming Galaxy S8, Along With a Ton of Other Hardware Changes
One report out of South Korea states that the Galaxy S8 might tout a force touch display, thus taking features from the likes of Apple, Huawei, and Meizu. On Apple’s smartphones, the feature is known as 3D Touch, where a whole list of commands or options open up depending on how hard you press the screen. On Apple, one example when the 3D Touch feature pops up is when you put pressure on the app, thus opening up dedicated functions specific to that app. I have a feeling that coupled with the dual curved-edge screen, Samsung will also be introducing a feature to pop up dedicated controls for the force touch display.
However, other sources have claimed that full adoption for this specific display might take up to two years, so it is possible that the upcoming flagship does not come with this upgrade. However, because Samsung has been investing a significant number of resources into making the S8 miles ahead of its predecessors, that might make us optimistic that the device could come with a force touch display. One of them happens to be the fact that the smartphone could feature an optical fingerprint reader. Since the reader will be present inside the smartphone, it will allow the company to use a screen that covers over 90 percent of the entire body.
It has also been rumored that the Galaxy S8 will come in two phablet sized variants, with one of them featuring a massive 6.2-inch display. The rumor suggests that in order to appease Galaxy Note 7 owners, the company could take this approach which is a rather smart move in my opinion. A larger smartphone means more screen real estate as well as a larger battery capacity. With internal tests starting from January 2017, it is likely that we’ll get to see a launch during April next year. However, before you get excited about this rumor, remember to take it with a grain of salt and we’ll be updating you on further matters.