Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Rumors: Phablet to Feature Full Pressure-Sensitive Display?

Recently, sources are positive that the Galaxy Note 8 will be the first-ever Samsung device to arrive with a full pressure-sensitive display feature.

The pressure-sensitive feature is much like Apple's Force Touch technology where trackpads - or in this case, touchscreens - are able to recognize commands based on the different levels of force applied to its surface.

REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiAn employee poses for photographs with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone at its store in Seoul, South Korea.

A recent report from South Korean publication The Investor says that Samsung Display is currently manufacturing panels which are able to perform 3D Touch or Force Touch for the upcoming iPhones. According to The Investor's source, "The latest technology boasts higher sensitivity and a wider range of pressure-sensing levels compared to the previous one used in Huawei's P9 in 2015."

Later on in the article, it was mentioned that the same technology is most likely to be introduced in the Galaxy Note 8.

Meanwhile, based on photo leaks, the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are expected to sport virtual home buttons that partially make use of the pressure-sensitivity feature. But in the next phablet offering from Samsung, the display innovation is expected to be fully adapted.

Aside from iPhones, Samsung Display has been making pressure-sensitive panels for other brands, such as the Huawei P9. However, if The Investor's speculations will prove correct, the Galaxy Note 8 will be the first Samsung device to fully make use of the technology.

On the other hand, while Samsung is expected to skip on the dual-lens camera trend with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the company will most probably bring the major hardware upgrade to the Galaxy Note 8, pairing a 16-megapixel and 8 MP sensors on the rear side of the device, according to recent reports. Another rumored feature to be seen on the Galaxy Note 8 is a curved-edge screen with a 4K resolution.

Meanwhile, Samsung is understandably focused on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus which are both expected to be unveiled in an event in New York City on March 29. But as earlier reported, some have been speculating that Samsung will not let 2017 pass without introducing the Galaxy Note 8.