QHD>FHD>HD: Note 7 may come with battery-saving resolution switch, icon pack section
posted by Daniel P. / Aug 01, 2016, 9:36 AM
When we first heard that with the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung will let you set the screen resolution yourself, scaling it down all the way to 720p HD, we thought that the source might be talking simply about the standard/condensed screen modes that Samsung hides in its current TouchWiz iteration, taking it out in the open.
the three new S Pen usage options that are expected to make a cameo with the phablet, now comes a second confirmation about this screen resolution change, and it is a blast. As you can see from the alleged Note 7 screenshot below, the handset could eventually feature a resolution slider in the display settings that can make the Quad HD display a 1080p Full HD one, and even a 720p HD panel, presumably to save on battery when you don't need the hardware to push all those 2560x1440 pixels.Well, from the guys that apparently have a Note 7 handy, and showed us
Apparently, the phone will sport a multilevel power saving mode, in addition to the Ultra one we have now. In medium settings the resolution is set to FHD 1080p, and in maximum it is dialed down to HD 720p. Samsung will also evidently let you set limitations for the display's peak brightness regime, too. To cap it all off, the display resolution change is allegedly available to be set independently of those power saving modes, so you can tweak it around to your desire. Samsung does warn that some apps and options might not work at lower resolutions as with the original one, but we already knew that. Still, 1080p seems a great compromise between battery life and pixel density, so we can't wait to measure the rumored 3500 mAh juicer's endurance in all modes, if this speculation holds water.
In addition, the source provides some more screenshots that lead us to the thought that not only will there be a new Note UX with more rounded icons, new notification bar switches, and an integrated Notes app, but it will also let you pick extra launcher and menu icons, as well as stylus-drawn wallpapers from the current Themes menu, too. That's score two for TouchWiz customization and features for today, we wonder what else will it bring now.
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3500 mAh
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This would be awesome, if that pans out.
posted on Aug 01, 2016, 9:41 AM 20
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So this how Sammy is trying to justify putting a smaller battery in the N7 than what the S7E has smh, for the sake of the people who buy the N7 I hope this new feature helps it get better battery life than the Edge.
posted on Aug 01, 2016, 9:50 AM 8
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when i get the Note7, I might switch the screen resolution to 1080p immediately. 1080p in 5.5" - 6.0" screen is perfectly fine.
posted on Aug 01, 2016, 10:08 AM 5
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i wish Samsung can add this feature in next Note 5 update. Thank you so much Samsung!
posted on Aug 01, 2016, 11:11 AM 2
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Cool feature...however, this defeats the purpose of sharp pixel density. Now I hear ppl around here saying that the iPhone has a 1080p screen, but now you can reduce the Samsung Note 7 to FHD and HD. How ironic of the comments of the iPhone screen being inferior...LOL!!!
posted on Aug 01, 2016, 12:14 PM 2
Won't save that much battery I guess. Since the screen would still suck the same power. I don't think GPU headroom will be reduced that much unless you're gaming, in which case you had the option already.
posted on Aug 01, 2016, 12:47 PM 1
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OLED pixels are individually lit. The backlight on the LCD needs to be stronger to shine through high density screens. A 720p OLED and 4K OLED draw the same amount of screen power at the same brightness.
posted on Aug 01, 2016, 1:29 PM 0
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posted on Aug 01, 2016, 12:52 PM 1
Not really, the Chinese had it already. The Huawei P9 has it under ROG Power saving and turns the displays pixel output from FHD > HD.
posted on Aug 01, 2016, 1:08 PM 5
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