Presure Sensitive Display Coming To The Galaxy S8?


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Android Nougat already has a "3d touch" feature built in. This allows Android to display app menus allowing you to quickly jump to functions within the app without having to launch an app then chose the function from within the app. Samsung may be building in pressure sensitivity to their displays on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. This would bring the same "3D touch" experience from the iphone to the Galaxy lineup.

The main issue here will be developer support. Of course Samsung apps will have the 3d touch functionality, but convincing developers to build in this feature to their apps may be a hard sale. They will already have to build in the long press functionality for stock Android and this is just adding to the list of things to do.

An inside source had this to say:
"Samsung is mulling to adopt the force touch technology partially from the S8 but the full adoption qill (sic) come in one or two years," an official of a Samsung supplier on condition of anonymity.

"It is a matter of time before other major Android smartphone makers deploy the technology that will help enhance user interface."

Who knows if this will indeed be a reality on the S8. Maybe it makes it to Samsung devices in the future and maybe it ends up being vaporware. I for one find the 3D touch to be overwhelmingly gimmicky and clunky. My mind views a long press as moving apps around the homescreen. Is 3D touch important to you?