Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone in Beijing, 2013.
The logo of Apple Inc is reflected on the back of a Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone in this photo illustration taken in Beijing June 5, 2013.Reuters

One of the key differences between Apple iPhone 6S (2015) and iPhone 6 (2014) series is the 3D Touch display feature and expectedly was hailed as a cool feature by critics and fans alike.

Now, a report has surfaced online that Apple's arch-rival Samsung too wants a similar feature to be included in the 2016 flagship Galaxy S6.

Technology blog, 9to5Mac citing a tipster (Weibo), has claimed that Samsung has joined hands with Synaptics to develop 'ClearForce' solution, similar to 3D Touch for Galaxy S7.

For the uninitiated, 3D Touch feature enables phone's display to intuitively sense the difference in finger's pressure to enable new gestures -- Peek and Pop. The users can dip in and out of content without losing their place. They just need to press the screen lightly to get a Peek at a photo, email, web page or other content, and if pressed a little deeper, they can Pop into the content itself.

Also read: Here's how to adjust Apple iPhone 6S' series 3D Touch sensitivity [Tutorial]

On the other hand, ClearForce technology is said to come with additional features, wherein the screen will have the ability to note the difference between a speed scrolling, zoom, gaming, texting and even operate photo editing tools by understanding subtle variable pressure on the surface.

The display will also have the capability of knowing the difference between a finger or stylus movement.

In a related development, Samsung's 2016 flagship Galaxy S7 is speculated to come in three variants.

It has come to light that India-bound Galaxy S7 will house Exynos 7422 series, whereas the second variant touted to be sold in the US and China will ship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC (System on Chip).

Read more: Samsung Galaxy S7 tipped to come in three CPU variants

Third Galaxy S7 variant, which are heading to South Korea, Japan and European regions are said to come packed with company's new Exynos M1 (Mongoose) series-based 8890 processor.

The other expected features of Galaxy S7 are QHD (2560x1440p) display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, 4GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt memory, 16mp camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and a 5mp front snapper.

Word on the street is that Samsung might unveil the new device in January and release in February. Stay tuned for more updates.