Galaxy Note 8 to feature force touch

- Adrian Ungureanu

Samsung’s upcoming flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 8, is said to have been equipped with force touch that allows the phone to read the amount of pressure applied to the screen.

The bigger-screen Note phone will be unveiled on August 23 in New York before its official Korean launch on September 15.

The force touch, also called 3-D touch, will use the same solution adopted for the current Galaxy S8 to replace all the functionality of a home button and open a hidden menu with shortcuts to different features.

The S8 has removed a physical home button to have a larger display screen, while a fingerprint scanner is relocated to the back of the device. The Note 8 is also expected to feature the “full-screen display” that covers almost the entire front body of the phone.

Other key features for the Note 8 include a 6.3-inch display screen, a dual-lens rear-facing camera, and a 3,300 mAh battery.