Having felt the pressure mount after its explosive Galaxy Note 7 failure, it seems as though Samsung might be redirecting some of that stress towards its Galaxy S8 handset. According to the latest rumors, it's set to rock a pressure-sensitive display.
A report from The Investor cites "an official of a Samsung supplier" as having said that "Samsung is mulling to adopt the force touch technology partially from the S8 but the full adoption will come in one or two years."
While Samsung has yet to comment on the rumor, you can imagine any such technology working similarly to Apple's 3D Touch system, which allows iPhone and Apple Watch users to push their screens more forcefully to trigger specific app functions and short cuts.
Android, with its Nougat 7.1 update, is already well placed to take on such feature, as it currently supports long-press app shortcuts. It wouldn't take much to switch them over to a pressure-based trigger gesture.
So, how likely is this rumor to become true? It's quite possible actually, and in no small part thanks to Samsung's rival, Huawei.
Samsung supplies displays to the Chinese telecoms giant, including screens made for its Mate S handset. That was the first Android phone to feature a pressure sensitive screen, even beating Apple to the punch despite the Cupertino company popularising the concept.
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