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Samsung's Galaxy S7 will have a pressure-sensing screen: WSJ

Samsung's Galaxy S7 will have a pressure-sensing screen: WSJ

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 is coming in March and will feature a pressure-sensitive screen similar to the 3D Touch display Apple introduced with the iPhone 6S, The Wall Street Journal reports. Like Samsung's current flagship, the Galaxy S6, the S7 will also reportedly have an "Edge" variant with a curved screen; one source says the regular, non-Edge version is likely to have expandable storage, unlike both S6 models.

The WSJ says the S7 will look "largely similar" to the S6, but while the camera is said to have been improved, there will reportedly be no "bump" on the back of the phone to accommodate the optics. Other mooted features include a USB Type-C port with fast-charging capability, and the possible inclusion of a retina scanner to "some versions" of the Galaxy S7. Samsung was rumored to be considering an iris scanner for the Galaxy S5 in early 2014, but the company never brought the idea to market.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are said to be planned for a mid-March US release after an announcement timed for Mobile World Congress in late February. Samsung recently installed Dongjin Koh at the head of its mobile division, with longtime chief JK Shin stepping down to focus on future strategy and new businesses.

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