Samsung Planning to Adopt ‘3D Touch’ Technology In Next Smartphone

Samsung may be taking a page out of Apple’s playbook for its next smartphone.

The handset producer plans to introduce a pressure sensitive display on its alleged Galaxy S7, as reported by the prolific smartphone leaker “I Ice Universe” on Chinese social network website called Weibo.

This is the same company that has already leaked the benchmarks for Qualcomm processors in prototypes of Samsung’s next handsets, and information around an Apple processor that will come filled with up to six cores.

Not only Samsung won’t be utilizing the technology found as a part of the iPhone 6S. Rather, it is expected to team up with Synaptics, which last Tuesday launched its own particular ClearForce brand of touch screen display-sensors and controllers that can differentiate between a light tap and a hard press.

Samsung isn’t the only Android producer, introducing the pressure sensitive display in smartphones.

In September, Huawei presented a special variant of its Mate S smartphone that uses related “Power Touch” technology to control signals, for example, gaming controls and zooming into pictures.

Actually, Huawei beats Apple to the punch by introducing the handset days before the Sept. 9 iPhone occasion.

The Mate S isn’t expected to be available to the general public until at some point one year from now – say 2017

To be clear, Samsung hasn’t formally announced the release of any of its Galaxy S7 smartphones. But if it takes after the pattern of past Samsung smartphone releases, buyers are likely to see the first handset make at some time amid the first quarter of 2016. However, the pressure sensitive display of smartphones isn’t the only thing on the table for Samsung’s 2016 handsets.

As reported by technology blog Samsungviet, Samsung may introduce only one handset with a curved display next year. The Samsung’s handset business has endured in late quarters, as it faced increased losses in prices in China from both Apple and domestic producers, for example, Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo.

Samsung is forecasting a turnaround in its third-quarter-profit reports, with a 79.8 percent increase over a year ago. With that being said, that is expected not to come from handset sales alone, but from a debilitating South Korean won.

In any case, considering that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were released in April it’s possible that the S7 will be launched before mid-2016.

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