Samsung Galaxy S7 allegedly coming in H2 2015 to compete against the iPhone 6S
1. AlikMalix (Posts: 6063; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
Would be funny if it had ForceTouch equivalent and other rumored features set for iPhone 6s
18. vincelongman (Posts: 4529; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Samsung and Apple ( and Google, MS, etc ...) have always been stealing ideas from each other
I doubt they will stop any time soon, especially after IO and WWDC this year
23. shahrooz (Posts: 760; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)
competition is always nice brother, good for consumer.
27. j2001m (Posts: 2963; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
I do think it's a good idea as they never going to stop Apple if the phones do not come out as the same time as users just upgrade to the newest phome at the time, good move if you ask me, but it may just be the plus version of the 2 main phones, again a good move and then the note 5 on top of that
40. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
Pathetic in addition.
But I think this rumor to be rubbish. It would be suicidal.
Anyway, another Galaxy Whatever.
13. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
this is a Wild rumor which will end up in the Wild
42. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 331; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)
Maybe Samsung has information about the iPhone 6S that has not leaked yet to public. Samsung and Apple share a lot of suppliers which could pass on some information to Samsung.
If Samsung is going to release a new Galaxy S7, it could indicate a killer iPhone 6S. Actually, I hope Samsung is releasing the S7 in September/October. Tougher competition means better products for us!
15. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)
isn't the note already a good competitor against apple...!
17. vincelongman (Posts: 4529; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Force Touch seems like long press, but faster
I don't think its as revolutionary as others, but I would mind if it came to Android
One of the settings I always change is reducing the long press time, it would be great if in the future long press was replaced with hard press (there's even an Xposed Mod for that)
32. joeytaylor (Posts: 457; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)
How do you reduce long press time?....do you need to root first
44. vincelongman (Posts: 4529; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
You need to install Xposed and then install the "System Wide Force Touch" module
37. waddup121 (unregistered)
S7 alrready dam
2. drunkenjay (Posts: 923; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)
not likely. theres already an s6 edge plus and the note 5. the s7 coming out us just not likely.
3. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
so what Samsung? you have lowered your S6 shipments twice this year, from 70 to 55 and now 45 million units... launching the S7 before schedule wont help compete against the iPhone neither, so just please stop
6. TerryTerius (Posts: 1864; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
Actually, no. That 45 million for the year estimate didn't come from Samsung. The article you're referring to clearly said that number was from a Deutsche Bank report. Samsung has never made any statement altering their forecast for number of S6's they think they'll this year.
Aside from that, this is a rumor. I don't know why you're treating it as if Samsung officially made some statement about their intentions. And just like the other hundred plus rumors we hear every year about Samsung, Apple, and so on and so forth. It is likely based on nothing solid whatsoever. Especially because it would make very little sense for them to do so.
16. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)
This rumor is far from reality. Samsung isn't stupid like Sony to launch 2 flagships in the same year. First of all, there aren't any reasons for Samsung to release the S7 earlier than usual as this rumor suggests because the S6 and edge are handling the situation pretty well. Secondly, the 2nd half is the schedule for the Note 5's release, and it's going to compete with the iPhone 6s Plus, and S6/edge versus iPhone 6s, that makes more sense. Some haters seem to enjoy this rumor more than articles about their favorite brand being in trouble.
45. talon95 (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
While I don't believe that Samsung will do it, I do think it would put a bigger dent in Apple sales if at the time when most Apple customers are coming off contract there was a brand new Galaxy S. I know the Note is already competing at that time but it is too large to appeal to the broader audience that the S series appeals to.
Apple sales have a huge spike every Q4 and the competition should tap into that if they want to gain market share. (15% of the US market probably comes off contract every September)
5. fonelover (Posts: 226; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)
Cannot be true. Sammy should their on due time not early.
7. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)
FAKE. There are two flagships from Samsung every year, the S and the Note. There will not be two S in one year.
8. Ghost04 (Posts: 344; Member since: 03 May 2014)
This is just another fake news by some overexcited geek and spread the news on web ...
9. Loubielou (Posts: 509; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Samsungs is just trying to compete more with Apple,an to put more pressure on them as well,but apple made samsung remove there best selling options on the galaxy s6 just because they copied the iPhone 6 body & functions,that upset a lot of galaxy phone uses,Samsung are now supplying for Apple again or the S6 would have been banned in certain countries,Note 5 might be to big to compete with the iPhone 6s and the Galaxy S6 Edge the same so S7 might the right phone for Samsung to release early
28. j2001m (Posts: 2963; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
Hm, the best selling options you are on about are in the G4 and they sold no G4, so try again, lg are not even going to get close to last year in sales even when selling there phone on the cheap, on the other hand, customers are all up for buying the s6 edge for an higher price of the iPhone 6 plus, hm
41. Coconut00 (Posts: 480; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
Note 5 won't be too big since the iPhone 6 Plus is bigger in size than the Note 4.
10. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)
Pretty far stretch of a rumor, give them time to make some $$$ on the 6 first.