Samsung patents pressure-sensitive display, hinting at Galaxy S7 with Force Touch tech
As if we needed more proof after the Synaptics' ClearForce announcement that the pressure-sensitive screen technology won't stay exclusive to Apple or Huawei for long, now Samsung has patented something similar that hints we might see the tech in its phone as soon as the Galaxy S7 in early 2016.
When it announced the new controllers that support ClearForce, Synpatics said that these have been booked by many leading smartphone makers, and will be available for mass production in Q1, so there you have it.
Samsung's patent in question shows a crude diagram of a pressure-sensitive display that reacts different when tapped on lightly or pressed on in a harder manner, sensing changes in the electromagnetic field that get transformed into software commands. Couple this with the rumors in the tech blogosphere not long ago that the Galaxy S7 will have a Force Touch display, and we can be fairly certain that Samsung will its flagships next year with this new input paradigm, and the Android universe will surely follow.