Samsung’s Pressure Sensitive Display/High Speed Charging Port
According to some source, Samsung Electronics Company will be adding a pressure sensitive display together with a new high speed charging port to its forthcoming line of flagship smartphones scheduled to be launched in March. The Wall Street Journal states that the S7 seems to be similar to the S6 but the camera is said to have been improved but there would be no bump on the back of the phone to lodge the optics. Together with other features of a USB Type-C port with fast charging ability, the South Korean technology company has also been considering a retina scanner to some types of the flagship device but with three months to go, it is said that the feature would probably change. The development of the new so-called Galaxy S7 smartphone is not a main departure from its forerunner, the Galaxy S6.Similar to the flagship device of this year, the latest smartphone would be provided together with a premium curved screen version known as the Galaxy S7 Edge, according to WSJ. It is said that the new device would be going on sale in the U.S. around mid-March, after its expected announcement on the side-lines of the Mobile World Congress trade show to be held in Barcelona towards late February. In contrast, the Galaxy S6 had been made available in stores around six weeks after announcement earlier in the year.
Hastened Timeline – Superficial Effort
It was informed that the hastened timeline seemed to be a superficial effort in capitalizing on buzz regarding the device at the time of its announcement. The success of the latest phone would be an initial test for new mobile chief of Samsung, D.J. Koh, who had been recently promoted by Samsung with the hope that new leadership could revive the fortunes of the biggest smartphone maker in the world after two years of unsatisfactory sales.Earlier this month, as a part of a larger annual reshuffle at Samsung, Mr Koh, the former head of a mobile research and development had taken over from long time mobile chief J. K. Shin and would be managing mobile R&D, product planning, manufacturing, design, sales and marketing. To be successful, Mr Koh would need the new flagship phone. After the flop of Galaxy S5 last year, 2015’s Galaxy S6 as well as Galaxy S6 Edge was acclaimed by the consumers. Mr Shin though underestimated the demand for the well-known curved screen version which resulted in a second year of declines in the profit of the mobile.
Galaxy S7 – Less Striking
The changes regarding the Galaxy S7, in some ways would be less striking than those designed earlier this year when Samsung had added the curved screen companion to the Galaxy S6 and had redesigned the look and feel of the handsets. The flagship next year would be mainly alike to the Galaxy S6 and several of the latest features will take indications from other handsets which are already available in the market. For instance the pressure-sensitive display would be similar to the one offered by rival Apple Inc. earlier in the year on the iPhone 6s and the responsive display enabled the phone to interpret various types of taps as well as touches based on how the user tends to press on the touch screen.