WSJ: Samsung Galaxy S7 To Have 3D Touch-Like Pressure Sensitive Display, microSD Slot

Samsung’s Galaxy S 2016 flagship smartphone, the eagerly anticipated Galaxy S7 is due to land in March, with speculations suggesting that the South Korean Electronics could once again “borrow” some inspiration from its Cupertino-based rivals, Apple. Samsung was said to be working on a total of five S7 models for next year and recently we’ve been hearing a lot of discussion about potential internal specifications for the handset. New reports surfaced, claiming that Samsung will opt to ship the Galaxy S7 device with a set of pressure sensors built into the display of the smartphone, similar to what Apple’s 3D Touch system does within the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, just like predicted in October.

According to reports which comes courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, not only suggest that the Galaxy S7 3D Touch-like screen, but it will also ship with a number of features that have been discussed in previous reports. Like Samsung’s current flagship, the Galaxy S6, the next Android flagship, S7 will also reportedly have an “Edge” variant with a curved screen – likely to highly appeal to those looking to get onboard with pressure sensitive display, but how Samsung will actually utilize it throughout the system that will garner the most attention as we approach the run up to release.

In addition to the 3D Touch-esque system, the Galaxy S7 is also predicted to come with an integrated USB Type-C port that would indeed allow for faster, more efficient charging of the device, and the possible inclusion of a retina scanner to “some versions” of the Galaxy S7, was rumoured to form part of the Galaxy S5’s technical specification back in 2014.

There’s also suggesstion that Samsung is in the process of entirely redesigning the camera module that will be integrated into the S7 in order to streamline the aesthetic and remove the bump from the back of the unit. Likely, with a number of other minor design amendments will be made prior to the Galaxy S7 launching, but it’s largely accepted that it won’t deviate too much from the overall design of its predecessor, S6.

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Samsung is expected to bring a Galaxy S7 and a S7 Edge variant to market in mid-March of 2016 when it goes public with the device, but for now there’s certainly enough consistent speculation to suggest that what we’re hearing is true.

(source: The Wall Street Journal)

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