News: Samsung Patents a 3D Touch System for Its Newest Galaxy Phone

Samsung Patents a 3D Touch System for Its Newest Galaxy Phone

Ever since Apple launched 3D Touch in 2015, we've wondered when the feature would come to Android in earnest. While Android has supported pressure sensitive displays since Nougat and a few fringe manufacturers have taken advantage of it, none of the big OEMs have thrown their hats in the ring — that is, until now.

According to GSMArena, Samsung recently patented a pressure sensitive display for an unannounced phone, possibly the upcoming Galaxy X.

Theoretical renders of the Galaxy X. Image by rumaheduka/Twitter

The Galaxy X is Samsung's rumored flexible phone, one that is supposedly bendable and foldable. Incorporating pressure sensitive technology into such a unique design would blow the doors off of the competition, giving Apple almost no leg to stand on. If the display is truly flexible, then it's natural to think it would have ability to measure varying degrees of pressure.

More Galaxy X concept renders. Image by MarcosReviews/Twitter

As always, patents don't always come to fruition, but they are great indicators regarding the technology that various companies are eyeing. How do you feel about Samsung's rumored Galaxy X and this new 3D Touch clone? Let us know in the comments below.

Cover image via Andri Koolme/Flickr

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