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Always-On Display considered the most interesting new feature in the Galaxy S7/S7 edge

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Always-On Display considered the most interesting new feature in the Galaxy S7/S7 edge
The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are both thicker, but slightly more compact than their predecessors. They feature a curved back, identical to the Galaxy Note 5's, and offer IP68 certification—or dust and water resistance. They have a new physical Home button, within which a fingerprint scanner is integrated, and offer improvements in areas such as processing power, camera performance, and battery capacity. For most intents and purposes, therefore, it's fair to say that the latest Galaxy S refresh is focused on hardware improvements.

But the software—widely known as Samsung's TouchWiz—has seen some changes and additions, too. For example, there's now a dedicated Game Launcher app, which serves as the home for all your games. With it, you can tweak in-game frame rates and display resolution in order to save on battery, and there's even a floating menu that reveals options such as a DND mode, turning off the Back and Recents keys for uninterrupted gameplay, and even the ability to record game footage.

Also new are the special camera modes Hyperlapse and Motion Panorama, along with Galaxy Labs (enable experimental features, such as getting rid of the app drawer), Always-On Display, and of course, the re-made Edge UI for the S7 edge. But which one do users dig the most?

According to our readers, Always-On Display is by far the most interesting feature from the bunch, with nearly 41% share of the votes. A distant second, Edge UI received 22% of the votes, while Game Launcher made it out with nearly 17%. Least appreciated are the experimental features from Galaxy Labs, which allows you to remove the app drawer and Quick Call.

Which of these Galaxy S7/S7 edge software features are you most interested in?

Game Launcher
16.55%
Hyperlapse
7.06%
Motion panorama
7.19%
Quick Call
3.12%
Bye-Bye-App-drawer
3.39%
New Edge UI
22.12%
Always On Display
40.57%

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Samsung Galaxy S7 specs
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels 60Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung TouchWiz UI
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung TouchWiz UI
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