Samsung is likely to adopt a pressure sensitive display technology for its next flagship smartphone Galaxy S8. According to the Korean outlet The Investor, “Samsung is mulling to adopt the force touch technology partially from the S8 but the full adoption will come in one or two years.” The report was shared by an official of a Samsung supplier who asked the publication to remain anonymous.
The force touch technology basically uses a pressure sensitive display to determine the strength of different press made on the touch screen. Depending on the pressure level the operating system applies actions accordingly. For example, if a user press and holds an icon the force touch enables to get a pop-up menu leading directly to a more specific part of the icon.
Pressure sensitive technology, however, is not completely new in Android and the IOS market. Huawei’s Mate S was the first smartphone to adopt this technology. The phone was launched on September 2nd, 2015. Apple has been creating 3D Touch pressure sensitive screens for their devices since 2015.
Apart from the pressure-sensitive technology, the Korean news publication also speculates that the new Galaxy S8 will feature OLED display and will come in two screen size- a 5.2 inch and 6.2-inch variant., the upcoming Galaxy S8 from the Samsung’s S series is expected to feature dual camera as well as dual curved screen and it might also have a smart AI assistant like the Apple Siri.
With several rumors surfacing online, new reports suggest that the upcoming Galaxy S8 will likely feature dual camera as well as dual curved screen and it might also have a smart AI assistant like the Apple Siri.