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Is Samsung on a copying spree again?

siliconreview Is Samsung on a copying spree again?

If you are under the impression that Samsung has been playing it safe since its infamous copyright lawsuits with Apple - you’ve been mistaken. Samsung seems to have resorted to copying from Apple this time with the introduction of the pressure-sensitive screen in its all-new Galaxy Note 8.

Apple’s 3D Touch, based on the deep press enables its users to explore a plethora of options ranging from launching events to switching keyboards and more. This interface with 3D Touch was launched in 2015 (iPhone 6S). This feature has been the talk of the town since its inception and has left its mark in the exquisite lanes of technology.

The pressure-sensitive screen, which can be used to launch a hidden menu with shortcuts to various features recognizes touch based on how hard the user presses it. However, it is yet to be seen if Samsung can match the efficiency and elegance of Apple’s 3D Touch.

According to reports, Samsung plans to name this new feature 3D Touch (Now, that’s convenient). This is guaranteed to give impetus to a fresh row between the two electronic giants. However, Huawei’s Mate S also brazenly called its pressure-sensitive display 3D Touch and propitiously got away with it. It will greatly benefit Samsung if it can replicate this miracle.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which is slated for release this August supposedly resembles the Galaxy S8. It is also expected to sport a 6.30-inch touch screen display and a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels. It is reported that it is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 6GB RAM.

A report also claims that there will be no significant boost to its 3,300 mAh battery, which is a slight let down to Samsung fans. But, it is rumoured to make up for this by software optimizations from efficient chipsets.

It is with great expectations that tech fans await the release of Samsung Note 8 and the controversies that ensue.