Apple recently released its flagship smartphones iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus featuring 3D Touch "pressure-sensitive" touchscreen technology. This has been the USP of the newer iPhones. Now, rival Samsung is also said to be working on developing pressure-sensitive screens due for incorporation within smartphones in 2016.
According to a technology tipster on Weibo, spotted by 9to5Mac, Samsung will be joining hands with Synaptics which has developed a technology called ClearForce, in developing pressure-sensitive screens. The tipster also reckons that Samsung will use ClearForce concepts in its future Galaxy line-up of smartphones.
Since Samsung is highly rumoured to be launching the purported flagship Galaxy S7 next year, it should come as no surprise if the company introduces 3D Touch-like mechanism within the Galaxy S7. Currently, Huawei's Mate S comes with pressure sensitive touchscreen.
Multiple technical specs of the Galaxy S7 have already been speculated upon. As per rumours, the Galaxy S7 will come in two editions incorporating both an Exynos as well as a Qualcomm processor under-the-hood. There could be provision to expand the smartphone's internal storage via an external MicroSD card. This is in contrast to Samsung's current Galaxy flagships, the Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge/S6 Edge Plus, all of which do not feature expandable internal storage.