[THE INVESTOR] Samsung Electronics’ upcoming Galaxy Note 8 has adopted force touch that allows the phone to read the amount of pressure applied to the screen, ET News reported on Aug. 9.
The bigger-screen Note phone will be unveiled on Aug. 23 in New York before its official Korean launch on Sept. 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.
Samsung rolled out the refurbished Note 7, renamed the Note Fan Edition, in Korea on July 7. The 400,000 limited edition units are forecast to sell out before the Note 8 debut.
By Lee Ji-yoon (firstname.lastname@example.org)