Samsung is known for distinguishing their devices with features that cannot be found on the iPhone or even other Android smartphones. Features like an Iris Scanner or a near bezel-less infinity display that has been touted as one of the most beautiful screens ever.
However, in order to accommodate a bezel-less screen and also improve basic functionality, Samsung may have to copy one of the iPhone's features to make it more intuitive. The Investor claims that the South Korean giant is probably going to incorporate a pressure-sensitive screen. The screen technology is going to be similar to the iPhone's display where it can support actions such as long-press (3D Touch) and other functionalities that have been part of the iPhone ecosystem since iPhone 6s.
The display will be able to the duration and how hard a user presses the screen. It will be used to "replace all the functionality of a home button and open a hidden menu with shortcuts to different features."
The Galaxy S8 sort of already applied this feature to the pressure-sensitive home button, however, it is not yet clear whether this will cover the entire screen of the Note 8. Having said that, Android Nougat already has support for pressure-sensitive displays and it will be a great addition to the Note 8.
The alarming thing about this report is that Samsung is also planning to call this feature the 3D Touch, which may just get Apple's lawyers a bit excited as they would have another reason to sue the Korean giant. However, it is probably going to be a little far fetched as Samsung would not make that huge mistake. Yet, if Samsung chooses to call it “3D Touch”, it probably might not even go to court as Huawei has also called their pressure sensitive technology with the same name in the past.July 6, 2017
There's already a lot of information we know about the Note 8 and it will be announced on August 23rd which is in line with previous rumours that it will be available to buy mid-September to be at the iPhone 8.
Leaks have suggested that the Note 8 will be an expensive device that is expected to have a 6.3-inch display and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset. In terms of memory, the Note 8 will sport 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The Note 8 is also expected to have a dual camera setup with optical zoom capabilities that could challenge the iPhone 7 Plus.
Samsung is not going to take any chances with a large battery since the Note 7 debacle last year. It will reportedly have a 3,300 mAh battery which is even smaller than the Galaxy S8+.