Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge may soon get Galaxy Note 8's new UI


Launched more than a year ago as Samsung's flagships for the first half of 2016, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have already been updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. Along with the new OS update, both smartphones receive a newer version of TouchWiz known as Grace UX.

However, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8 come with different UIs, which are not available on the last year's flagships. Samsung Experience 8.1 made its debut on the Galaxy S8 and was later improved to version 8.5 when the Note 8 was released on the market.

While other Samsung smartphones have been updated to Samsung Experience 8.1 such as the Galaxy J5 and J7 (2016), as well as the 2017 Galaxy A series, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge continue to run an older UI.

But that's likely to change in the coming months since Samsung somewhat confirmed that the next major update for Galaxy S7/S7 edge will bring the new Samsung Experience UI as well.

We believe that Samsung Experience will be released for the Galaxy S7/S7 edge along with the promised Android 8.0 Oreo update. Unfortunately, there's no telling when the update will hit these smartphones, as Samsung is probably going to take care of this year's flagships first.

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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • 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
Galaxy S7 edge
  • 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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