Is Samsung trying to catch up to Apple with its upcoming smartphone Galaxy S7? According to a Wall Street Journal report, the South Korean technology giant plans to add a pressure-sensitive display to the new handset following Apple’s rolling out its pressure-sensitive 3D Touch tech on the iPhone 6S.
The pressure-sensitive display, or force-touch enabled 3D screen, offers users a new level of gesture interaction, is among one standout feature of the smartphone. Another stunning feature likely to be added to the device is the retina scanner technology adopted by Chinese mobile maker ZTE which Samsung is considering for some versions of Galaxy.
If rumors are to be believed, Samsung is all set to create a buzz by releasing two different versions of the new S7 Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The latter will be the second model curved at the edges and similar to the Galaxy S6 Plus variant.
People familiar with the matter – Samsung might continue with the same design trend as its predecessor, but the device is likely to feature a USB Type-C port – the growing alternative to micro USB that offers faster data transfer and a reversible tip like Apple’s lightning table. – WSJ
There’s also talk that it will ship a 5.2-inch QHD display, snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 CPU with up to 4GB of RAM, a 20MP ISOCELL cam with Dual Pixel plus USB-C and micro SD expansion. Galaxy S7 will also feature an improved camera that is fully compatible with lowlight photography and is flush with the back.
Another possible addition is Galaxy S7 to have software optimization to give a firm competition to its rival iPhone. The mobile will hit the retail store in the US in mid-March 2016 after its expected announcement at The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.