WSJ: Samsung Galaxy S7 To Include Pressure Sensitive Display, USB C, Retina Scanner

Samsung is gearing up to launch their next flagship, the Galaxy S7, possibly as early as next month. Rumors have been going around for a while regarding what Samsung would be adding to their new device, but thanks to the Wall Street Journal, we’ve got some credible information on what Samsung will be including.

First off, Samsung will be including a pressure sensitive display. Once the latest collection of iPhones were announced with this, it was only a matter of time until Samsung also adopted the technology. It’s unknown exactly how the company plans to utilize this new hardware in their software, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Another feature Samsung will be adding which we all pretty much expected was a USB C port. This new port is slowly gaining traction in the mobile space, the charge being led by none other than Google, so it only makes sense Samsung would adopt it. USB C of course allows for faster charging and a reversible plug, but according to WSJ the Galaxy S7 will incorporate new battery tech that allows users to get a full charge in just a matter of thirty minutes.

Lastly, WSJ claims that the Galaxy S7 might feature a retina scanner. In conjunction with the fingerprint scanner, the retina scanner would add another level of security or perhaps simply another option. Regardless this would be an interesting addition and one we’ve heard would be included in quite a few of Samsung’s previous smartphones. So far the only devices that include the needed hardware to make a good retina scanner are the Lumia 950 and the 950 XL, so it would be great to see this on the S7 for those of us who prefer the Android platform.



The Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to launch sometime within the first two months of 2016, possibly being unveiled at CES 2016. The device is expected to bring a similar design from the S6, but with a stronger metal alloy. A Snapdragon 820 processor is expected to power the device and a supersized XL variant is also expected. Are you excited for the Galaxy S7? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Wall Street Journal
  • Jennifer Perkins

    I KNEW that waiting to upgrade my phone would pay off. SCORE!!!

  • If I’m not mistaken I have seen rumors of sd card support as well.

    • Connor Jewiss

      I’ve seen that to after just a quick Google search.