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Galaxy S7 to Feature Pressure-Sensitive Display Similar to 3D Touch

Samsung-Galaxy-S6-Edge-Plus-250x316Samsung's flagship Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge due early next year will feature a pressure-sensitive display that functions similarly to 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The next-generation Android-based smartphones will reportedly also feature high-speed USB-C ports that provide up to a full day's charge in under 30 minutes, and improved cameras that are optimized for low-light photography.

The report claims the Galaxy S7 will look similar to the Galaxy S6, but the rear-facing camera is said to be flush with the back of the device. The handset may also feature a retina scanner for new biometric features involving a user's eyes.

The Wall Street Journal says the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will launch in the U.S. in March, possibly around the time Apple introduces the so-called "iPhone 6c" and next-generation Apple Watch. Samsung is expected to announce the new devices around the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona in late February.

Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge would compete with the rumored "iPhone 7," which could ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector alongside a faster A10 chip, new Intel LTE modem and possibly thinner design. Apple's next flagship smartphones will likely be released next September.



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11 months ago
Cmd C + Cmd V = $$$
Rating: 107 Votes
11 months ago

I've got the S6 Edge. Would never go back now after realising the 6S marked the point where Apple stood still.


Stood still? The 6S introduced 3D touch, the very feature the S7 is going to copy.
Rating: 71 Votes
11 months ago

I've got the S6 Edge. Would never go back now after realising the 6S marked the point where Apple stood still.


This statement couldn't be less true.
Rating: 48 Votes
11 months ago
Monkey see, monkey do.
Rating: 44 Votes
11 months ago
The mass copy machine (Samsung) strikes again.

Every new novel feature the latest iPhone gets, the next Galaxy just happens to also include said "new" feature.
Rating: 37 Votes
11 months ago
Instead of peek and pop, they can have pop and lock.
Rating: 33 Votes
11 months ago
I don't think 3D touch will be a success on Android, unless all manufacturers get on the same boat. On the other hand, Apple please stop making phones thinner and increase battery capacity instead.
Rating: 30 Votes
11 months ago
S Touch 3D
Rating: 28 Votes
11 months ago

I've got the S6 Edge. Would never go back now after realising the 6S marked the point where Apple stood still.


Pretty funny
Rating: 24 Votes
11 months ago
Of course it will have a version of 3D Touch—did anyone have any doubt? The first couple versions won't work very well, but Samsung will get a free pass because expectations are extremely low and it's ok for them to copy because they're a Korean company. Sorry if that was too real for you, but that's the situation in a nutshell.
Rating: 23 Votes

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