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Galaxy S7 said to get 3D Touch, fast charging USB-C, external storage and more

by Jacob Kleinman | December 14, 2015December 14, 2015 6:30 am PDT

The Galaxy S7 has been leaking left and right lately, but a new report from The Wall Street Journal claims to finally set the record straight. Citing multiple anonymous insiders, the paper offers up a long list of new specs and features, though it’s possible not all these improvements will make it into the final model.

The Galaxy S7’s biggest upgrade may be a pressure sensitive display, which is similar to the 3D Touch feature introduced by Apple with the iPhone 6s. Samsung will also allegedly include a fast-charging USB-C port capable of fully powering the new phone in under 30 minutes. It is said it will also include a retina scanner and a microSD slot for adding extra storage.

Of course the new phone will offer a new camera as well. The Galaxy S7 will apparently take even better photos in lowlight settings. The camera is said to lay flat with the rest device, instead of jutting out from the back like the current Galaxy S6.

The report also confirms that Samsung will launch a Galaxy S7 edge at the same time with a curved display. There’s no mention of the rumored Galaxy S7 Plus or Galaxy S7 edge Plus, which are allegedly set to launch early next year as well.

The Galaxy S7 is apparently set to arrive in mid-March following an announcement in February at Mobile World Congress. Earlier reports suggested Samsung might push up the release by as much as a month, but that’s starting to look a lot less likely.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...