Over the last few years, Samsung has formed a habit of copying major new features of the latest version of iPhone released that year in its flagship Galaxy S handset due to be released within the next six months.
With the Galaxy S5, Samsung copied the Touch ID fingerprint scanner of the iPhone 5s rather poorly, and with the Galaxy S6, the Korean company took a lot of design cues from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Now, if a report from the Wall Street Journal is anything to go by, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will come with a pressure sensitive display that is akin to 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Android does not natively support 3D Touch so it will be interesting to see how Samsung will implement it in TouchWiz.
The report also claims that the S7 will be available in an edge variant and feature a camera that has been optimised for low-light, improved faster charging, USB Type-C port, and more. The report also claims that Samsung intends to launch the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge at MWC next year.
If true, this will likely clash with the launch of the ‘iPhone 6c‘ which is also rumored to launch around that timeframe.[Via Wall Street Journal]