Galaxy S7 to reportedly feature pressure-sensitive display, Is Samsung taking inspiration from Apple again?

Samsung has always been under the media scanner for lifting technology from Apple. This time around, the company is most likely to include pressure-sensitive display like the iPhone 6s in its forthcoming flagship, the Galaxy S7. It will be launching four variants of the smartphone in the early 2016.

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

The four variants will comprise of the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Plus (with flat display), Galaxy S7 Edge, and the S7 Edge+ (with a curved display on the left and right edge). These upcoming devices will also be equipped with a new high-speed charging port.

As we already know, the pressure-sensitive screen technology was introduced by Apple in the iPhone 6s. The same technology was later used as ClearForce technology in the Huawei Mate S smartphone. A report by the Wall Street Journal suggests that Samsung might drop retina scanner feature before the launch. Otherwise, there are chances that Samsung might include the retina scanner in some variants of the Galaxy S7 range. Insider sources at Samsung also claim that the Galaxy S7 will look pretty much like its predecessor, the Galaxy S6, which means that we won’t be seeing any major design change here. Also, some of the leaked images of the Galaxy S7 also feature aluminium chassis around, which confirms its resemblance to the Galaxy S6.

There is still no clarity regarding the existence of a high-speed charging port. The leaked video shows a regular microUSB port, however, the rendered images show a USB Type-C port. Samsung has not yet confirmed any of these claims made by the sources. All being said, it won’t be bad if the Galaxy S7 does come with a USB Type-C connector, as that would charge the device from zero to 100 percent in just 30 minutes.

Some of the reports also suggest that the Galaxy S7 (not the curved S7 Edge) will be equipped with a microSD card slot. The expandable storage option was not available in the Galaxy S6 series, which was not a welcome move as many buyers were disappointed with the lack of storage expansion. Moreover, the Galaxy S7 will also feature an enhanced primary camera with better low-light performance. The camera lens will not be bulged out like the Galaxy S6, it will be fitted inside the back panel.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 will most likely debut on the stage of MWC 2016 in Barcelona in March. After the announcement, the flagship will be expected to go on sale within six weeks.

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4 Comments on "Galaxy S7 to reportedly feature pressure-sensitive display, Is Samsung taking inspiration from Apple again?"

 

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Amygdala
December 20, 2015 9:37 pm 9:37 PM
“Samsung has always been under the media scanner for lifting technology from Apple.”>>> It’s so because most of the articles you read on Internet is US based and media in US is pro apple and anti-everything. Surprisingly, if we go by their media’s logic, even apple is doing the same. In fact, all companies copy each other’s technology.. But it’s not technology which they copy(most of the time), its the Idea.. Pressure sensitive display is just an idea!! To accomplish that Apple have different technology and samsung different for which they’ve got patent too!! They are just implementing their OWN… Read more »
Chinmay
December 21, 2015 1:50 pm 1:50 PM

It may well be an idea but why Samsung gets the idea only when Apple gets the same? Why didn’t Samsung implemented pressure sensitive display in S6, its because they didn’t had the idea. They simply took that idea from Apple.

sachin
December 20, 2015 4:49 pm 4:49 PM

Why samsung not invent their own technology why they copy and paste every tme frm other and also pay fine and loss money…xiaomi is mch betterr than samsung 3rd class brnd

Sudhakar
December 20, 2015 4:40 pm 4:40 PM

S7 will be a flop if it does not have memory card slot, user replaceable battery and FM radio.

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