Samsung is rumoured to be adapting a new pressure sensitive screen technology into the Galaxy S7, but it’s not going to be made in house like Apple’s 3D Touch technology that debuted on the iPhone 6S.
A new rumour suggests Samsung is looking toward a company called Synaptics to use its ClearForce technology in the new flagship phone. ClearForce tech allows for different scrolling speeds, ways to unlock, gaming controls and much more depending on what pressure is applied.
It’s the same technology seen within Huawei’s Mate S phablet – but that phone hasn’t hit the market just yet, so we’ll have to wait and see how it does.
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The report comes from a leaker on Weibo called I ICE Universe, who has shared a few previous leaks from the account on the Galaxy S7 but nothing we’ve seen yet from the account has proven true.
But it would make sense for the company to drop in on the pressure sensitive technology after Apple did so this year with the iPhone 6S, and if Samsung isn’t producing its own technology ClearForce is a good bet.
Another new report has also suggested that Samsung will only release one curved screen phone next year and it’s set to be a Galaxy S7 phone with a 5.8-inch screen. This year we saw both the Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6 Edge+.