In another move aimed towards ensuring that its devices remain equipped with the latest in tech (read that “in sync with Apple”), Samsung Inc. may introduce 3-D touch to its range of smartphones, starting with the company’s next flagship phone, the Galaxy S7.
The pressure sensitive displays, if included in the Korean mobile manufacturer’s next, will mark Samsung as part of a very select group of handset manufacturers deploying it — a group that includes Arch-rival, Apple and China-based Huawei.
The 3-D displays were recently incorporated by Apple into its iPhone 6S and led to a whole bunch of interesting new methods of interacting with the device, including the famous peek and pop. It will be quite interesting to see how Samsung uses the same tech.
Apart from the display, the next generation of the Galaxy devices are also expected to sport a Type-C USB port and perhaps, mark the return of the SD card.
While the former would lead to faster device charging, the latter would probably be more welcome, since Samsung’s decision to remove the expandable storage from the S6 wasn’t really met with much enthusiasm. Also, the Galaxy series scion — like its predecessor — is expected to come in two variants, a regular S7 and a curved S7 Edge. The Wall Street Journal meanwhile, also mentions a possible retina scanner — though it will be interesting to see how that actually makes sense.
Samsung is likely to announce the S7 in the neighbourhood of next years Mobile World Congress, which is slated for February, leading to a spring launch of the device.
Well, thats all that we have managed to gather on the subject. Rest assured though, that we are keeping our eyes out and our ears peeled for any news about the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S7. Stay tuned!