Samsung Internet Browser is now faster than ever, and protects you from malware

Samsung this week updated its Internet Browser for Android (pictured on the left), making it faster and better than ever. 

The latest version of Samsung Internet Browser (v. 7.2) uses an upgraded engine - Chromium M59 - thus offering a speedier browsing experience and enhanced graphics in online gaming.  

The new Internet Browser from Samsung features protected browsing (alerting users when visiting sites that try to steal information or install malware), and various interface improvements (including an “Add to home screen” icon for web apps, and a reader mode for news articles). Furthermore, tab switching has been optimized, and is now more efficient on low-end devices with 1 GB of RAM or less.

At the moment, these novelties are available only in the beta version of Samsung Internet Browser. We assume that the regular version will gain the new features pretty soon anyway. Both the beta and the normal version of the browser are available to download for free on Google Play - see the first source links below.  
 
As you may already know, you don’t necessarily need a Samsung phone in order to use Samsung’s Internet Browser. You can install the browser on pretty much any mobile device running Android 5.0 or later.

sources: Google Play (Samsung Internet Browser - beta, stable), Samsung (Medium)

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30 Comments

1. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Best browser just got better.

28. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

More like ugliest browser

30. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Best browser indeed got better. Best feature I love is the extension which is super functional at blocking annoying ads on phonearena.

2. kevv2288

Posts: 295; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

I can't get Samsung pass to work in internet beta. Useless to me if that doesn't work

29. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

You do know what a beta version is, right?

3. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Probably the only good software that Samsung makes

16. JohnR

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Samsung pay? Cameras?

18. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Cameras ain't software.

19. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

samsung uses software in it's cameras....look outside the lens.

20. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 573; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Nope we also have a better file manager than googles and apples offerings. We also have a better music player than the stock google one. Plus I prefer Samsung Notes over googles.

22. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Samsung Pass. Camera App, Samsung Music , Samsung Gallery, Samsung Videos, Samsung Notes, Samsung files.... these are what I remember them at this moment

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I love the Samsung browser, smooth and hella features.

5. gamehead unregistered

Chrome browser all the way

8. kamejoko

Posts: 252; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

long time ago, i forgot chrome on mobile. chrome on mobile, lag and battery drain fast and make cpu hot.

14. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

That was long time ago. It offers a better experience now.

11. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

If you want a miserable experience sure.

6. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

Chrome sux! Samsung Browser is the best!

7. Foxgabanna

Posts: 597; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Is Microsoft edge crap?

9. LetThereBeLight

Posts: 113; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

It is a great browser if only it showed always the full address in the address bar.

10. deleon629

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I low-key love Samsung's browser. I think I've even taken for granted how intuitive the functionality is until having seen this article...And, isn't the secret tab mode kinda cool?

12. hopper

Posts: 75; Member since: May 08, 2017

Wish it can let users to move address bar to bottom like chrome

15. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Chrome works just fine on phones flagship phones. I just downloaded the Samsung browser and frankly I don't see what it has on Chrome.

17. pendragon0202

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

A snappier response and Ad-block?

27. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Personally never noticed a difference in performance between them, being they are both based on chromium. As far as ad block, use dns66. I choose chrome cause Samsung’s interface looks like something from android jellybean

23. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Bottom screen navigation did the trick for me. I wish all the apps had this.

25. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

When you already have a back button why would you add another at the bottom? No app should have that bottom navigation bar, that's the only reason why I use Chrome.

24. Jrod99

Posts: 729; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Like the browser but sometimes stops responding when loading pages. Turn java off and loads quicker with no response issues. Just none of little pics beside the articles. Seems like this only happens on the web site. The very site that cause me to down load a add blocker. Hey PA. Fix your site.

26. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The regular version is still 6.4. Can't wait for the update.

31. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

My fave features other the adblock us the ability to open tab in background, allows me to enjoy my current webpage without stopping my flow

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