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.
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.