Samsung to follow Apple, Huawei with pressure-sensing display in 'Galaxy S7'

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The next flagship handset from South Korean conglomerate Samsung will reportedly feature a 3D Touch-like pressure-sensitive display, the company's latest fast follower move as it seeks to claw back marketshare.

In addition to the new pressure sensing technology, the so-called "Galaxy S7" will sport a USB-C port, according to the Wall Street Journal. This port — which was first used on a mass-market device in Apple's new MacBook — is said to allow for faster charging of the handset.

Samsung will also likely continue with the strategy of launching two major variants, one standard and one "Edge" version with a curved OLED display. Additionally, Samsung will slim down the improved camera module, reducing or eliminating the hump found on the S6.

Most other features are slated to remain the same, though there is little information regarding the device's internals. One notable move is said to be the return of an SD card slot for expandable storage.

Samsung will likely officially announce the S7 around the time of February's Mobile World Congress in preparation for a launch later in the spring.