Resolution settings coming to Galaxy S7 in Nougat, phone defaults to FHD instead of QHD


QHD resolution (1440 x 2560) has become somewhat of a standard for Android flagships in the past couple of years. Ever since it became mainstream, users have been divided into two groups — those who think such a crisp resolution is overkill on a relatively small, smartphone display and places a needless burden on the device's hardware; and those who love the super-dense resolution and are all for it. With the Note 7, Samsung showed that it's listening to the arguments of both sides and included an option in the phone's settings for the user to pick which resolution they prefer — HD (720 x 1280), FHD (1280 x 1920), or QHD (1440 x 2560).

Now, the Note 7 might be dead, but the option will make a return pretty soon. Those who participate in the Android 7 Nougat beta program for the Galaxy S7 report that the settings menu of the phone now allows users to pick one of the three resolution choices. What's more interesting is the fact that the phone defaults to FHD (1280 x 1920) when the update is first applied.

Could this be Samsung saying "Yes, it's a bit too much to have a 576 PPI density on a 5.1-inch display", or could it just be a beta-related overlook, which will be fixed in the final version? It's hard to say. Though, we do think that users that don't care enough to poke around in that menu will also probably not care about the QHD resolution option at all, and will be happier with the extended battery life, if the phone happens to default to FHD. So it could be a pretty good, user-conscious move on Sammy's part.

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source: Android Central

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