Latest leaks reveal a detailed look at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus
A series of high-resolution renders have now appeared online in a short video, courtesy of serial technology leaker @OnLeaks.
The slick 3D model shown in the video is based on detailed blueprints supplied to third-party accessory manufacturers ahead of the launch of the smartphone.
The Samsung smartphone in the video is the larger of the two upcoming models, dubbed Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus.
If the blueprints are correct, the S7 Plus will sport a palm-stretching six-inch display
The redesigned home button appears to have been elongated and flattened
Unfortunately it appears Samsung is not yet ready to adopt USB Type C for its new flagship
The Galaxy S7 Plus appears to have a six-inch display, comfortably making it one of the largest phablets Samsung has ever shipped.
And despite recent reports – it appears the Galaxy S7 will not support expandable storage via microSD, since the port does not appear in any of the blueprints handed over to case manufacturers.
Reports that Samsung would opt for the reversible and increasingly-popular USB Type-C port appear to be false, too.
Other rumours around the upcoming Galaxy S7 reveal a retina scanner for improved security, alongside an improved fingerprint scanner embedded into the physical home button.
The latest Samsung flagship is also remarkably svelte, measuring just 7.82mm – or 9.05mm is you count the bump for the rear camera.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will launch worldwide in March 2016 following an announcement at Mobile World Congress in late February.
The US newspaper also collaborates reports that the flagship smartphone will be one of the first mainstream Android smartphones to ship with a pressure-sensitive display.
Similar to Apple’s 3D Touch, the Synaptics’ technology – dubbed ClearForce – responds to different levels of pressure applied to the multitouch glass display.
The pressure sensitive technology will allow Samsung to add more options to the display than the traditional swipe, pinch and tap used on multi-touch smartphones.
3D Touch brings pressure sensitivity to the Apple iPhone
The Cupertino firm incorporated its new technology into its best-selling smartphone with the release of the iPhone 6S in September.
3D Touch allows faster access to a number of new menus baked into iOS.
Pushing harder than a standard tap on an app icon now summons a new menu of frequently used features. Pushing into documents, emails or URLs pops open a live preview.
Samsung is expected to introduce pressure sensitivity to its flagship Galaxy S7 next year
Just as with Apple’s 3D Touch – the Synaptics technology adds layers of depth to the glass display
Samsung’s latest handset has some fierce competition from the likes of Google Nexus 6P, Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus as well as upcoming smartphones from LG and HTC.