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Will iPhone fans have to wait two more years to get features Android fans enjoy today?

iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. iPhone 6

Apple is generally expected to launch launch two iPhone 6s devices in the fall, including a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model. While some sources have said that the iPhone 6s will represent a major upgrade over the iPhone 6, one new report speculates that you’ll have to wait until the iPhone 7 launches to get some key features that Android users can enjoy today.

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Per Barrons, Citigroup’s Jim Suva penned a research note in which he talked not just about his predictions for the upcoming iPhone 6s but about his expectations for 2016’s iPhone 7 model as well.

According to Suva, the iPhone 7 might feature higher-resolution displays than current models, which could match existing 2K displays that are available on Android devices. Furthermore, the iPhone 7 will likely have a camera that’s at least as good as Samsung’s camera on the Galaxy S6, especially when it comes to aperture size. More interestingly, Suva says the iPhone 7 could have two rear cameras, a feature that would not only let you take 3D pictures and video, but also enable other work related features and services.

One other interesting iPhone 7 feature would be a higher-capacity NAND memory module (256GB). The 2016 iPhone could also be waterproof, a feature that’s also available on some Android handsets today.

Suva also said the iPhone 7 could have slimmer camera modules that would not protrude from the back of the handset, support for more LTE bands, increased battery capacity, some sort of fast-charging support, a relocated headphone jack (back to the top side) and an eye-tracking sensor.

Finally, the most important feature of the iPhone 7 might be flexibility. The smartphone might bend intentionally, so that you don’t accidentally damage it.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.