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Samsung's Galaxy S7 to copy iPhone 6s' biggest feature

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 14 Dec 2015 17:08 User comments (6)

Samsung's Galaxy S7 to copy iPhone 6s' biggest feature Smartphone manufacturers, especially the big ones, love their predictable release cycles. Apple releases an iPhone every fall and Samsung releases a top-of-the-line Galaxy S every spring.
Samsung's Galaxy S7 is "the next big thing", as Samsung likes to put it, but might steal once more a trick or two from Apple.

The rumors have it that Samsung will be unveiling the follow-up to Galaxy S6 (pictured) in February and start selling the phone as early as March. But it is the main features that Wall Street Journal is reporting on now. One of them being the key new feature of this years iPhone.

According to the WSJ sources the Galaxy S7 will feature a pressure-sensitive display, quite like the 3D Touch Apple introduces with the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Less surprisingly Samsung in said to upgrade the USB port to the new speedier and reversible Type-C port.

There are also rumors about an iris scanner as well as more general suggestions that the phone's camera will provide better low light performance and eliminate the camera bump on the back. It is also pretty safe to say that the phone will come in at least four flavors, two smaller ones and two bigger ones, each with a normal one and one with a curved Edge display.

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6 user comments

114.12.2015 23:05

THis is gonna be run-o-the-MILL Samsung crap...again. *Sigh*


4GB RAM, Snapdragon 810 or maybe an 820. *Sigh*

Bloatware, insecure crappy quicksand that is Android. *Sigh*



On a positive, the pressure-sensitive feature is just way cool.

215.12.2015 16:50

Originally posted by hearme0:
THis is gonna be run-o-the-MILL Samsung crap...again. *Sigh*


4GB RAM, Snapdragon 810 or maybe an 820. *Sigh*

Bloatware, insecure crappy quicksand that is Android. *Sigh*



On a positive, the pressure-sensitive feature is just way cool.
Sadly, there's only so much you can do with a phone and they're running low on new ideas.

315.12.2015 21:13

Can you take the battery out? Can you put a microsd card in? Will we have root access, is the bootloader unlocked, or will the phone never actually belong to anyone but the carrier?

These are the only features which matter to me.



416.12.2015 14:20

Originally posted by nintenut:
Can you take the battery out? Can you put a microsd card in? Will we have root access, is the bootloader unlocked, or will the phone never actually belong to anyone but the carrier?

These are the only features which matter to me.
Here are the latest rumors that I have heard to answer some of your questions:

Battery will not be removable like the S6 (total bs I know).
Microsd is making a return supposedly. So yes.
North America is getting the SnapDragon 820 which is qualcomm and always very easy to root. Europe likely will get Samsung chip which is harder to root but not impossible.

Hope that helps. Still rocking my Note 4 and loving it, hacked to hell and back.

526.12.2015 11:43

Originally posted by hearme0:
THis is gonna be run-o-the-MILL Samsung crap...again. *Sigh*


4GB RAM, Snapdragon 810 or maybe an 820. *Sigh*

Bloatware, insecure crappy quicksand that is Android. *Sigh*



On a positive, the pressure-sensitive feature is just way cool.
Blah, blah...Let's just complain, for the sake of complaining...

629.12.2015 23:06

Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Originally posted by hearme0:
THis is gonna be run-o-the-MILL Samsung crap...again. *Sigh*


4GB RAM, Snapdragon 810 or maybe an 820. *Sigh*

Bloatware, insecure crappy quicksand that is Android. *Sigh*



On a positive, the pressure-sensitive feature is just way cool.
Blah, blah...Let's just complain, for the sake of complaining...
lol lets do




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