Samsung Galaxy S7 may include Force Touch and retina scanner

Samsung Galaxy S7 may include Force Touch and retina scanner
Samsung Galaxy S7 may include Force Touch and retina scanner
Exotic features may help separate the upcoming Galaxy S7 from others in the category.

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Rumors that the inevitable Galaxy S7 may ship with USB Type-C and a pressure-sensitive touchscreen are not new. There have also been other speculations about a unibody design made of magnesium alloy.

Now, sources close to Wall Street Journal are also saying that the next Samsung flagship may carry Synaptics ClearForce technology in response to Apple's 3D Touch on the current iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. This wouldn't be the first time we've heard such a rumor, either. The same source claims that the USB 3.1 Type-C port can charge the phone in just half an hour.

Perhaps even more noteworthy is that Samsung may be considering retina scanners on its next flagship models and a MicroSD slot for expandable storage. Nonetheless, WSJ is noting that the manufacturer may be stepping away from a number of planned features for now.

See our related articles below for a list of rumors and speculations regarding the Galaxy S7. A recent T-Mobile leak suggests that Samsung will be announcing a number of new smartphones during the first half of 2016 that may include the high-end S series as well as the mainstream A series.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-12-15 (Update: 2015-12-15)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.