The latest rumors indicate that Samsung is considering using in its smartphones to be launched next year as the Galaxy S7, screens with the same technology as Apple Touch 3D. Samsung is one of the companies currently working with Synaptics to develop screens sensitive to the intensity of pressure touch.
The technology is called ClearForce and it should work in a similar way as in the iPhone 6S. The screen is capable of recognizing different pressure levels, for example, to preview a file will suffice a light touch and with more pressure you can open the file.
However, although the Samsung can be accused of “copying” Apple, an argument in favor of Samsung to corroborate that fact has to do with the fact that it was not Apple invented the touch sensitive technology to pressure, nor is it the holder of the rights to this type of technology.