New Samsung patent hints at 3D Touch for the Galaxy S7

Apple’s new iPhones come with a feature called 3D Touch which offers various functionality depending upon how hard the user presses down on the display. The handset is capable of discerning the amount of force that’s applied in the tap to respond accordingly. Huawei has also brought this technology to its latest handset so it goes without saying that Samsung fans would expect the company to do something along the same lines. A new Samsung patent has been published which hints that the Galaxy S7 could have a feature similar to 3D Touch.

The patent titled Touch Input Apparatus and Electronic Device Having Thereof was submitted by Samsung back in April 2014 and has been published now by the Korean Intellectual Property Office. It’s essentially the same thing with the display being able to differentiate between the amount of force by looking at the corresponding voltage. The patent also shows that Samsung wants to use this feature to make one key perform different functions, for example one key can be used as both a space and a tab key depending upon how much force is applied when tapping it.┬áSamsung has obviously not confirmed anything right now about the Galaxy S7 so fans can only keep their fingers crossed if they want to get 3D Touch the company’s next flagship, we might have to wait a while before we know if it’s coming for sure.

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kronicle
8 months 14 hours ago

With the date of application clearly indicating Samsung had intended to bring both Air View Touch and 3D Force prior to Apple iPhone 6s launch, Apple fans should just keep their fat mouths shut about any other competitor copying them. But…… hey, we already know that’s nearly as impossible as them not claiming Apple INVENTED EVERYTHING….. Eons and Millennium…… BEFORE THE DAWN of TIME IMMORTAL!!! lol……

But why didn’t this writer make a point of putting the DATE in the headline??? Oh yeah… maybe he couldn’t figure out that the submission date was over a year before Apple iPhone 6s or 6 came out!!! haha…. Just like all the severely deluded and brain warped Apple fans….. who come here and only read the headline before posting comments on here. But hey at least he put it in… I guess!!!

Unlike other sites….. like Android Police, Android Central, Apple Insider and all the other tech sites online, who hate the fact that SAMSUNG is always ahead in real Innovation proved here by the date of submission! lol…..

Khlad
8 months 6 days ago

I don’t get the meaning with 3D touch. So what’s the difference between 3D touch and longpress?
For instance a friend send you a picture on MMS, you long press the MMS picture to get a full size preview of the picture, and while longpress the picture, for instance you could add, while long press and swype to left or right or op or down, you could do some options (edit, send, bla bla you name it). Same goes for your mail, long press to preview the context, swype left or right, or op or down to reply, ….

What’s effiecient about 3D touch? For me it’s just gimmick. Samsung should think new ways.

kronicle
8 months 13 hours ago

Here’s the difference in a nutshell; 3D Force Touch technology utilizes air gap either below or above the screen glass (like Air View) as an added measure of force touch calculated in degrees. It’s using the glass and air between the cover glass and screen digitizer, as a variable capacitive insulator.

Press harder and it can measure the pressure used. It’s also going to be used as a weight scale measure too! ……rumors are that Samsung is using a whole new far thinner digitizer design, they’ve been working on in partnership with Synaptic. Which will bring back Air View Features as well as bring Synaptic’s Original (4yrs before Apple) 3D Force and 3D Touch technologies, left out of new devices!!! ……since Air View Touch was first in 2013 Galaxy S4 and Note 3 phones!

apurba.giri
8 months 5 days ago

It’s not just gimmick. It has some practical uses. With long press, once the menu opens up, it can’t be closed. With pressure sensor, the menu or previews could open only when user puts extra pressure and the screen will return to old self on releasing the pressure. This will give you multiple options on the same screen without navigating. Not to mention, the long press menu would also work with this. So within a screen, you have possibility to do several activities. If used correctly, it’ll greatly enhance the user experience!

pedrinho1977
8 months 6 days ago

Galaxy S7 will come in Rose Pink too that┬┤s the trend with Samsung

kronicle
8 months 13 hours ago

Since when? haha….. Pink??? Yeah….. that’s what Jony 5 Ive is Alive Colors he stole from Lisa Frank Girly Man for iOS 7! xD

j2001m
8 months 6 days ago

It did say that they asked for the rights for this. April, so is it a copy’s, if Samsung removes all the Wight of the iPhone that was added by this, it’s will be Samsung showing our to do it right, like the gear s2

luffy753
8 months 6 days ago

Are you guys blind? It says since 2014? Wth is wrong with you guys, how is that a copy? Apple didn’t announce it at all even early this year. I bet most of you don’t even read the article lol.

apurba.giri
8 months 6 days ago

You do realize everybody else (yes, including Apple) copied the concept of cellphones from Motorola right ? The fact is *Competition is good! Competition is healthy!*. Let the manufacturers fight over whose copying whose features. As a consumer, enjoy them! That’s how products would evolve!

Also, since we’re talking about Force Touch, I’m sure we haven’t seen the full potential of the feature yet! With other manufacturers *copying* it, we’ll see some upcoming great uses in near future.

harryisme
8 months 7 days ago

I think the important part is the date of the patent filing, April 2014, So Samsung have been working on this for atleast a year before Apple introduced their force touch tech in the macbooks this year.

vassbak
8 months 7 days ago

If you are sick go to an iPhone site or sell you Samsung device. Here some we love Samsung and we want every good tech to be “copied”.

kronicle
8 months 13 hours ago

Can’t you iDiots read? ……….or are you just blinded by the light from Saint Steve Jobs’s Halo who art in Heaven? Maybe Tim Crook’s Propaganda is making you BLIND!!!

Samsung first had Air View using Synaptic 3D Touch and patented this 3D Force technology in April 2014. That’s over a year before iPhone 6s came out! xD

_alex_
8 months 6 days ago

is not the fact of being sick….. but just see the truth that some Sammy blind lovers still refuses to see……
In fact there’s no innovation in new sammy devices, the only innovations i see are copied from Apple(REMOVING IR, EXT SD AND REMOVABLE BATTERY ARE NOT INNOVATIONS)… copying even rose color for N5
The truth is the new sammy devices are not innovative,but just fashionable for spoiled people.
I was, repeat i was a Sammy lover, i will keep my S5 for a long time, replacing it with new worthy device, that will give me at least same things i have on my S5 with 64gb ext memory card(which easiest is just swap on new device)

Yep curved display is innovation…. but ask to S6 users(paying full price at release) that have seen dropping its price just before edge plus…..
we not talk about not selling N5 in Europe then….

So at the end of the year we will see how much sammy will loose in customers and money….

kronicle
8 months 13 hours ago

Samsung did not include MicroSD slot for very good reasons;
1. they included 32GB of faster UFS 2.0 Next Generation memory and Free MS cloud storage. If that’s now innovation then I don’t know what is for you fools!

2. SDA membership includes some severely demented companies. That want to charge more for licensing their standards essential patents, than it costs for the new SD slot in hardware in new devices.

3. The New MicroSDXC UHS-II Slot requires added licensing fees to go with an extra row of pins required for latest MicroSD UHS-II memory cards. Like the just released $1000.00 512GB card that just came out.

4. Therefore the writing is already on the wall. If…. Samsung was stupid enough to put an old memory card slot in new phones, that require their own eMMC 4.0 or greater memory controller it would have jacked the cost up. While also giving it’s customers a SD Slot that will become extinct. When the SDA membership finally realizes that they will be EXTINCT…. if they don’t lower patent licensing fees next year.

Meanwhile….. the only devices coming with these new backwards compatible to old memory cards…. UHS-II MicroSDXC Slots are high end cameras. Like Samsung’s NX1 for about $3000 with just one lens!!! ……so if they had put one of these new lame MicroSD slots in their phones, the price would for the phone would break $1000 or you be stuck with an old slot and extra memory controller for just under $1000 on new more innovative than any other phone maker’s UFS 2.0 32GB memory…. coming STOCK!!!

alozide
8 months 6 days ago

I see your point _ALEX_ Samsung is changing towards the styling and customs of Apple.

8 months 6 days ago

Samsung Pay not innovative???

ProdByEchelon
8 months 7 days ago

iPhone users are gonna get a huge laugh next year. Come on Samsung! Be original

kronicle
8 months 13 hours ago

Read the date if you can actually read. Since April 2014 patent application date came almost a year before iPhone 6s!

That’s just when they applied for 3D Force Patent before Apple. Remember too…. that Samsung had Air View 3D Touch out in 2013 Galaxy S4 and Note 3! haha…. Tim Crook’s FUD and Misinformation Pumping is filling all YOU fools with their RDF Appleholic Deaf, Dumb and Blindness! xD …..because Samsung has always been the Most Original!!!

ionutdicu
8 months 7 days ago

I’m not an iphone fan at all but I’m so sick to see that every gimmick they deliver is immediately copied by samsung… disgusting

preime101
8 months 7 days ago

I know, it’s shocking how they grabbed the iphone and then traveled back in time a year and a half to copy it and then lodge the patent…

HomerS66
8 months 7 days ago

But i dont want this Apple gimmick in my next smartphone, i rather want depth cameras for positional tracking.

pedrinho1977
8 months 7 days ago

It was only a matter of time

 
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