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PSA: Your Galaxy S7 display might default to Full HD resolution after the Nougat update

One of the best new features that were introduced on the Galaxy Note 7 was a new power saving mode that let the user change to a lower screen resolution in order to increase battery life. This feature is now available on Nougat on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, but as we found out after manually updating one of our devices, the screen resolution could default to Full HD on its own after the update has been installed.

There’s nothing to worry about: you can switch back to Quad HD resolution from the Settings » Display menu. The setting sticks after a reboot, so it’s more like a minor annoyance than a permanent bug. Of course, some folks might not even notice the resolution has been lowered as the screen remains plenty sharp even at Full HD, but there’s no point in using such a beautiful display at a lower-than-intended resolution, right?

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Amit00000001
Amit00000001

Abhijeet ……. pls let us know when can we have nougat update in india……… its like very disheartning that other countries have got it and we are left behind

Eatmehshorts
Eatmehshorts

Does anyone know the date of when at&t will be pushing out the update in the US???

jottamorales
jottamorales

Hola. Tengo una pregunta, si quiero instalar otra ROM a una S7 Edge, pierdo la señal LTE de mi teléfono? Mi teléfono seguirá funcionando en LTE así sea que la ROM sea de Reino Unido? Podré navegar en LTE por el después de cambiar a la ROM de Reino Unido?
Saludos y gracias

cypunkd
cypunkd

hola soy de Perú y e instalado la firmware de UK y tengo LTE y todo, no te preocupes todo seguirá normal no pierdes nada y ganas más…

jottamorales
jottamorales

Gracias Amigo. Saludos de Colombia

Mark Francis
Mark Francis

When will uk network provided phones get the update? I spoke to 3 this morning and they said they’ve got nothing to do with it as comes straight from Samsung?? Any ideas?

TurkishStyle
TurkishStyle

All Operators are getting the Firmware from Samsung and do his own stuff at it. And than they are sending it back to Samsung. So samsung decide wheter the firmware Changes the operators made are ok. If they ok. Than they rolling it out. If not they sending it back to the operators. (Apart from testing phases)

Butch1
Butch1

hi there
will s5 be getting android 7

notreallyasamsungfan
notreallyasamsungfan

Nope! And if you bought your s5 at a carrier, good luck finding a ROM to install. I wish Samsung and other Android manufacturers would provide more updates.

Berj Fazlian
Berj Fazlian

When will the update arrive in the middle east?

TurkishStyle
TurkishStyle

A little patient. Next week or weekend will start many countrys roll out.

Brad Mhine
Brad Mhine

When in middle east saidi arabia?

Andreisitaru
Andreisitaru

When will arrive 7.0 in romania?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

They already did battery tests on the Note7 for the difference between a 1080p resolution and a Quad HD resolution and the difference in battery life is minimal, barely a few minutes between them, if you really are in need of power saving, just use Ultra, or if you do not need data connection just turn WiFi and cellular data off along with GPS and Bluetooth.

lilmoe
lilmoe

What battery test? If it’s a video playback test, then it doesn’t count… Because video decoding is done through hardware fixed-function blocks on the SoC, not the CPU or GPU.

You’ll see tremendous battery improvements in almost all day to day tasks, especially browsing, when you lower the resolution. I know because I’ve been trying this since Android 6.0.1 using Samsung’s Game Tuner app. Now it’s system wide, which is MUCH better.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Most tech channels on YouTube did battery tests comparing screen resolutions in day to day usage and the screen on time was minimal differences. yeah, its better, but not by a great deal. Hopefully in the S8 they’ll have an adaptive mode that will use a lower resolution when browsing the internet and interface but automatically boost up to a higher resolution when gaming or consuming media content. I can imagine it being tedious constantly changing resolution to get the optimal quality for whatever it is you are doing on your phone.

lilmoe
lilmoe

Show me a link to these videos…

Alexejz
Alexejz

One of best! and most useless features you mean? Energy savings are minimal and not really worth it. (Same as with most energy saving options – it leaves you with phone, for emergency use, not with entertaiment/work system in your pocket, it supposed to be) And then it comes to same point as with brightness – one can save a few % energy, but then one will begin to question himself, why did you purchase an phone with one of best screens availeble, if you not gonna to enjoy it anyway? Difference in quality of pictures between max settings and… Read more »

ddedios
ddedios

Glad nougat is finally here for s7. Yahoo!

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

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