Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge received a new Android update bringing in security and camera improvements. Sam Mobile’s post noted that Samsung is releasing the new Android patch for the 2016 flagship devices in various regions worldwide.
The update first arrived in the UK and it is considered to be an essential addition for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users in the region as the May security patch did not arrive for them, the report also explained. Furthermore, according to GSM Arena, the Android update for the Samsung smartphones is 329MB heavy in Europe. Meanwhile, other regions were reportedly getting 70 MB firmware update only.
GSM Arena also reported that the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge update brings not only the June security patch but also some improvements for the camera. According to the screenshot provided in the post, “an issue where initial video playback flickers after recording” has been fixed. Moreover, the update rolled out for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge repairs “an issue where previews of specific routes are shown in red or green.”
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users having sporadic troubles using the camera when it is opened from the lock screen should find this already resolved upon getting the latest Android firmware update. There is also a fix made to the problem where “recorded videos were not shown in Quick View after recording was stopped.” Problems with occasional cover recognition should have been resolved, too, if Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users already got the June update.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge initially hit the shelves in March 2016, arriving at launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This mobile operating system from Google brings in new features such as Doze, which helps save battery consumption by putting the smartphone into Sleep mode when it is not being used. Here’s another battery-saving feature from Android Marshmallow, according to the official website.
“App Standby: no more battery drain from seldom used apps; App Standby limits their impact on battery life so your charge lasts longer.”
There’s also Now on Tap, which “anticipates what you need in the moment,” according to the official Android website. It provides cards containing “useful information and apps that feed your need to know,” it added.
With Android Marshmallow OS, there are advanced controls that can be utilized to turn permissions on or off for all the apps installed in the device. Android Pay is also supported by the firmware, providing an easier, more efficient, and ultimately, more secure wireless payment service for the users.
S7 Edge is Samsung’s curved edge screen version for the standard Galaxy S7. Under the hood, these Samsung 2016 flagship handsets are equipped with Exynos 8 Octa paired with 4 GB of RAM, according to Phone Arena. These smartphones come with 32 GB internal storage but memory expansion of up to 200 GB is possible.
The standard Samsung Galaxy S7 has 5.1-inch display while S7 Edge has a 5.5-inch screen, but both with Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have pixel density of 576 ppi and 534 ppi, respectively. These two mobile devices passed the IP68 certification, which means that they are water-resistant, and can be submerged in up to “5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.”
For its shooter specs, both have 12 MP rear-facing camera with shooting modes such as High Dynamic Range and Panorama. Burst mode feature is only available for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The selfie shooter for the S7 and S7 Edge has 5 MP lens sensor. A previous report from The Inquisitr noted that these two Samsung smartphones are the first to feature dual pixel technology. It also boasts of a “fast autofocus for less blur and a new advanced sensor for catching details in low light.”
Check out a comparison video for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge below from DetroitBORG:
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