Samsung Galaxy S7 Might Come With An Iris Scanner and 3D Touch

Judging by the bits of information that managed to reach us lately, the Samsung Galaxy S7’s overall design might not be too altered compared to the current models. Instead, Samsung will apparently focus less on changing the handset’s looks, and more on improving existing features or adding new ones.

So far, there have been countless rumors hinting at various characteristics, including a dual-camera setup or a single 12 MP unit with a larger sensor, as well as one of the world’s most powerful Stereo D/A 32-bit converter.

Now the Galaxy S7 reached our headlines once again, all due to a series of new rumors suggesting that the handset might also feature 3D Touch and an Iris scanner.

Details after the break.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 to Feature 3D Touch and an Iris Scanner?

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal citing “people familiar with the matter”, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will try to capture the market’s attention with various new features, including a pressure sensitive display (similar to Apple’s Force Touch), as well as an iris scanner for an extra layer of security.

The inclusion of a Force Touch-like feature sooner or later is rather expected given the market shift created by Apple’s iPhone 6s, and also since more smartphone makers seem to plan on hopping on the pressure sensitive screen bandwagon next year.

On the other hand, iris scanning technology is not really new. It’s already being used by several non-Samsung terminals from ZTE and Vivo, and truth be told, rumors that Samsung (as well as LG) is working on iris scanning technology have been passed along since before the Galaxy S5 was official. Then again, earlier in June we also learned that Samsung could finally implement iris recognition on some of its 2016 smartphones, and today’s fresh reports seem to reconfirm this possibility.

However, it’s worth mentioning that, according to the sources cited by WSJ and given the idea that the SGS7 is only roughly three months away from its official debut, iris scanning technology may or may not make the cut on the Galaxy S7.

Whatever the case may be, we’ll keep an eye out for more details to emerge so stay tuned.