Galaxy S7 may come with ClearForce pressure-sensitive display tech

Galaxy S7 may come with ClearForce pressure-sensitive display tech
Synaptics, the makers of all things touch and controlling, has apparently enlisted Samsung as one of the core partners for its upcoming ClearForce pressure-sensitive touchscreen technology, as per the popular I Ice Universe leakster account on Weibo. It is similar to Apple's 3D Touch tech in the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, though it allows a more complete list of features to be had in future smartphones with it, such as variable speed scrolling, screen unlock and wake up, variable gaming control, and so on.

Huawei was first to announce a phone with pressure-sensitive display - an upcoming edition of the Mate S phablet - and arguably it uses the Synaptics 3700 series to achieve that, calling the technology with the street name Force Touch. The reason that the Mate S version with pressure-sensitive screen is not yet on the market? "Synaptics has been working closely with leading global OEMs and LCMs to deliver this new dimension in touch with force-enabled smartphones expected to ship in early 2016," says the company in its press release. 

Well, Samsung is allegedly also on the light-tap-and-hard-press bandwagon, and the source says it will be incorporated into the Galaxy S7, which wouldn't be hard to believe, given its release timeframe for Q1, and the fact that the iPhones already have their 3D Touch tech built in, so the competition in the pressure-sensitive display field is only going to grow up from here.

source: I Ice Universe (Weibo)



170. obedchuni

Posts: 341; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

what the hell shamesung always copying apple huh.....

159. obedchuni

Posts: 341; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

well apple yet proved it again, they did it with the launch of first iphone with revolutionary Mobile OS with multitouch, then again with the glass cover on iphone 4, and again with Siri on iphone 4s and again with iphone 5s the world's first 64 bit chip which saw the demise of favorite android chip maker Qualcomm and also with the finger print scanner, they implement it so nicely and samsung again copying deliberately failed on that with S5 and again on 2015 with the force touch, it so easy and intuitive so much so that even samsung is copying that on S7, they have always tried to copy apple and always tried to prove that they are the finest in the modern tech with the add that tends to mock apple, yet apple always always wins them and as far as I know they only had grudges with MS but they never had those thing with Samsung and they never showed samsung down on any adds, but samsung took it personal due to the fact that apple sold more cell phones than them, But you apple haters, iphones are the best phones in the World.

147. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Wow samsung deosnot even take sometime to copy from apple they dont know the meaning of shame

148. LookyKai

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

i keep thinking about samsung ad mocks apple, the wall huggers. the removable battery is no more in current samsung premium products line. and now, they licked on their own spit. and also media card.

138. GeekMovement unregistered


125. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So would I be right in saying Apple tried to one up the OEM's again? First, OEm were already getting ready to go 64BIT because ARM already had a raodmap for it. Apple rushed to be first. Then the OEM were all about to put fingerprint readers on their phone. Apple bought the company that was making those sensors for everyone, they were delayed as they had to find another company to provide them. Now the OEM were already in talks with Synaptic for Force Touch, Apple rushed to have it because yet again Apple will be seen as the innovator when all they did was buy someone else features and shoved it into their phone first. So all the ifans can come back and claim everyone else is copying Apple. I wonder how Samsung will implement this on the Note, when it already has a wacom layer underneath the screen for the S-Pen? I don't think I want such a feature. I rather have something else. Because Android devs arent going to support this on Android liek they likely will on iOS. It will up to the OEM's to implement the feature into their own apps.

146. LookyKai

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

point of your story, buy a company or anything that will surely make your device become innovation or at least revolutionary in mobile tech industry, implement beautifully, works like a charm, supported by many app devs (like apple did). and rush to the market.

113. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

God I hope this useless tech doesn't turn this device into a brick like the tech turn iPhones into super bricks. The iPhone 6 Plus was already huge but the 6s plus is heavy as f**k too, all for a useless technology. His do people even use it? Lol Anyways, Samsung has an issue with having to include everything in their flagships. Hopefully this is like the GS5 where they added a full sized usb and waterproofing just so they could but removed it for the GS6. Hopefully once this useless gimmick technology bombs, they remove it from the GS8. I passed on the GS1, GS4, and GS5. It looks like I'll be passing on this too. Not liking any of the rumours about bigger display and plus this useless feature that adds nothing except weight and thickness. Not feeling the SD820 discrepancy vs the killer M1 either...


Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

as expected! apple gain profits for these kind of ads behind doors for all types of platform

107. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

lmao ordinary DESTROYED AlikMalix.

111. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Everyone destroys AlikMalik and the iclown crew. It's not hard, you just need like D in English and comprehension. Lol

52. obedchuni

Posts: 341; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

wtf why is samsung following apple's every move, Samsung doesn't need to incorporate that features on its new S7 just make it water proof and sd card compatible, that all it need to do, 3d touch on iphone works very well and hope what developers might will do in the future, nice work apple.....don't compete with apple samsung, be yourselves, comeup with new innovation and technology, and you can't compete with apple as they have control over both hardware and software and you only have control over hardware and open source software really drags the hell out no need copying just try to improve your product...thats all

61. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

You can call Samsung copying. Well it's not like Samsung can't make force touch screen phone before apple, copying is just part of their marketing strategy, Samsung know that Apple would always get the main attention so by copying and comparing their product they have thing to compete with Apple for example bragging that their technology is better,.. First is not always an advantage to them..

79. AlikMalix unregistered

Yeah, it'll probably be called 4D Touch, amirite, you gotta 1-up apple to make it relevant? (BTW, I think apple could not have made up a worse name than "3D touch" - it's stupid, you can see how I avoid that branding in all my posts, lol)

103. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

But it's ok when icrap copies others including samsung. It was ok for icrap to copy Huawei's FT

121. LookyKai

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

copied huawei's FT? you're a joke. see Macbook Air's FT and Apple Watch's FT. Samsung and Huawei both disrupt Apple yearly big event. Samsung with the Note 5 S-Pen, Huawei with the Force Touch.

45. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Surprise surprise fothermuckers. Saw this coming a mile away.

131. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Seems fair. We saw Apple Pay coming a mile away.

134. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Did you mean Google Pay and Samsung Pay?

143. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Google Wallet is older than all of those. Ive been using Google Wallet for NFC payments since the Galaxy S3. Apple was nowhere in sight of having a payment system.

41. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

I see some ifan spamming this article, well it's just a rumour & they look insecure. Here some familiar quote "Good artist copy, great artist steal" - Pablo Picasso.

56. AlikMalix unregistered

Dude, It sucks so much that Steve Jobs didnt leave you at least 2 quotes for you to troll with... this "good artist..." trolling is so getting old and desperate... especially when all of you haters misinterpret it every single time you use it....

57. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Wow you just replied to every single comments on Samsung news no less! While trying to post unbiased comment but deep down its just your insecurity..

74. AlikMalix unregistered

Hah, good one!... see post #73 Just having a lot of fun... I dont usually comment that much anymore...

81. AlikMalix unregistered

BTW, does it seem like I'm trying to be unbiased? I thought I was posting blatantly biased (except for that little conversation with Ordinary, that one doesn't count)...

60. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Ooh does my word got you? i didn't even mentioned you. Talk about trolling, so what do you think you're doing now? it's not even Apple related article and your comment was everywhere... As consumer i didn't care about who is copying, i said many times how Apple implement force touch better than Huawei but unlike you i'm quite neutral as far it benefits me. I'm happy others are not so rushing or lagging behind (if you like this words better), so how many 3rd party apps supporting this feature?

77. AlikMalix unregistered

Read the article, it mentions as much of Apple as it does of Samsung.... I fully agree with your second paragraph... I'm literally killing time... starting fights... At least I dont pretend to own or use products that I actually compare to, unlike everyone else... I'm just apple fan, but today I'm a troll... I just hope people remember it's a forum, not a life - just having fun... and in 15 minutes I gotta go...

92. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Eh but it seems you protecting Apple with your very life it's almost unbelievable that you are pretending here. I simply ignore if someone claim they own Android device and tell them laggy, buggy, shameless, etc... I am start get used to that, i know how good or bad Samsung/htc device was after using it past few years. That's why i'm not replying to you in the first place, i'll see if someone is open for discussion or close minded and simply leave them cause it's waste of time.

96. AlikMalix unregistered

Ok, last post, and I gotta go... "Eh but it seems you protecting Apple with your very life it's almost unbelievable that you are pretending here." If you look carefully anywhere on PA, when my posts are so biased is when I reply to troll posts especially about Apple... The reason I attacked this thread was because I expected to hear Samsung to include forcetouch just like Apple... It was ironically funny... just a rumor, but funny...

104. LookyKai

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

you think Alik spamming? read again, and think carefully. if you think he's spamming, report him. "ignore if someone claim they own Android device and tell them laggy" dude, i have Nexus 5 with 5.1.1, i keep comparing with my 5s (same year production) 1gb ram and dual core. Nexus 5 so laggy, stuttering even while playing Line Rangers that cartoon games. what's u're excuse? quadcore and 2GB ram. the problem is in android bro, bottleneck OS, period.

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