Samsung's foldable smartphone might include technology similar to Apple's 3D Touch

Samsung's foldable smartphone might include technology similar to Apple's 3D Touch
If Samsung manages to launch the long-rumored Galaxy X, the foldable smartphone might benefit from some technologies that have yet to make it in any of the company's products. One of these technologies is already implemented by the competition and everyone knows them as 3D Touch (Apple) or Force Touch (Huawei).

To some degree, Samsung implemented the pressure-sensitive technology to the Galaxy S8/S8+, but it's only present around the virtual home button. Last year, the South Korean giant filed for a patent that describes a technology similar to Apple's 3D Touch and Huawei's Force Touch, just that it's applied to a flexible display instead.

Adding sensors that are pressure-sensitive under a flat display is no small feat, so implementing the same technology in a bendable screen is certainly harder. But the Galaxy X might not be the first Samsung smartphone with a pressure-sensitive display, especially with the Galaxy S9/S9+ launch just around the corner.

Either way, at least we know what to expect from Samsung in terms of innovation (well, sort of). We'll be keeping an eye out for more info on this one.

source: WIPO (PDF) via Mobielkopen (translated)

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24 Comments

1. Hollowmost

Posts: 406; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Galaxy s9 will also have animoji , just like iPhone X #Excited

2. afrohoxha

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It will have an oled scrren too, just like iPhone X.

13. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Much inferior quality OLED screen to be precise.......ha haa I heard OLED screens in galaxy phones burn in much faster than those in iPhone X.

15. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Your ass got burnt the fastest among them.

17. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1250; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

No the x gets it first....

22. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

LOL, clearly you only read the headline from iPA. In the article, it said that the iPhone was the quickest to burn, but after some 69 hours, the Note 8 and GS 7 showed worse burn in than the iPhone at 69 hours. In other words, put a positive spin on negative Apple news so the iFans who lack reading comprehension (or reading) skills will be as clueless as ever.

23. Dr.SamX

Posts: 231; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

You do know that the iPhone X's OLED is manufactured by Samsung, do you?

24. afrohoxha

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Well, following your word, which one got burn-in faster....I HEARD that iPhone X had noticeable burn-in after 17 hours, while Note 8 after a whole 67 hours of static image exposure. DO THE MATH!

6. Rager722

Posts: 599; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Animojis is a cheap gimmick.

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung is the mother and father of smartphone gimmicks, that one talent they will not have to copy from anybody ever......lolz

7. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

No it won't. Samsung would not add tasteless gimmicks like that. And if they do, I will shun them for it.

9. Phullofphil

Posts: 1732; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Samsung is the king of gimmicks. They have a gimmick every year and all inbetween with every product.

10. Phullofphil

Posts: 1732; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Well maybe not king but atliest queen

19. Leo_MC

Posts: 6151; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Yeah, it's really bad to browse faster through mails or articles, gaining time with peak and pop... Not.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 3783; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Hopefully not as it's a quickly dying gimmick designed for 12 year old girls

12. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung will copy everything from iPhone X including animoji and even may be the top notch....lol

18. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1250; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Which is ok, now that Apple COPIED the rest from others...

16. RevolutionA

Posts: 389; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Samsung is copy cat of all Apple features

3. fyah_king unregistered

It will also have 2k screen like the x.:)

5. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

please... you don't go and compare Tomatoes to Peaches, so don't compare Apple to Samsung...

20. Leo_MC

Posts: 6151; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I only see a mention of a feature, I don't see anywhere - except in the minds of some of you - a comparison between the 3 companies mentioned in the article.

21. redmd

Posts: 1872; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I hope this will become mainstream. Not a niche product.

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