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Latest Samsung Internet beta brings new features like night mode

Samsung released the beta version of its Samsung Internet mobile browser earlier this year. It enabled users to try out new features in development before they’re rolled out to the public. Samsung has now released a new beta of its web browser. Samsung Internet Beta v6 brings several new features including a night mode.

One of the biggest features included in the latest beta of Samsung Internet is the night mode. This particular option is proving to be very popular as it helps limit the amount of bright light that users are subjected to.

The night mode in Samsung Internet can be activated from the main menu or from the floating. However, it’s evident that the night mode needs a bit more work, there are some noticeable issues with the contrast that sully what should have been a simpler user experience.

Samsung Internet Beta v6 brings a “Sync with Samsung Cloud” option which lets users back up and restore their bookmarks and preferences. Experimental flags like Web Bluetooth, WebGL 2 and Gamepad extensions have been added as well. They can be enabled from Internet://flags.

The beta launches to a new splash page which suggests all of the different ad blocking extensions that users can install. Samsung Internet has long had support for ad blocking extensions so the new splash page appears to be for the purpose of notifying more users that this functionality exists.

There’s a new accessibility section which lists the high contrast mode. The contrast is clearer and there’s no dark mask so it looks better than the night mode but certainly leaves room for Samsung to polish it up before rolling it out to the stable version of Samsung Internet.

Samsung Internet Beta v6 is now available for download from the Google Play Store.

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RobertMahoney
RobertMahoney

The only feature that I miss from my iPhone is the reader. The ability to strip away everything from the web page except the pictures and text. Made reading articles on a phone much simpler.

thebest07111
thebest07111

my samsung browser has reading when you look in the url bar it is to the right next to the star. it is displayed with an R

RobertMahoney
RobertMahoney

Thank you so much, I never noticed it. I just typically avoided reading web pages on my phone so I never really used the browser. Now, all that’s changed. This was literally the only thing I missed from iOS.

thebest07111
thebest07111

no problem glad i could help

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I only have a star and Lock symbol next to mine, no R
Cant find how to enable it either

ssking
ssking

Another new feature – pull to refresh