Samsung Internet Browser v6.0 released with night mode, new high contrast option


Samsung updated its beta version of Internet Browser a few days ago, but the features and improvements added haven't been tested for too long before they made it to the stable app.

The new version of Samsung Internet Browser has been improved with all the new features introduced in the beta app. Among the most important new improvements included is the night mode, which seems to have more and more fans among smartphone users.

Also, Samsung Internet Browser v6.0 now comes with a new high contrast option, which makes everything on the screen look clearer and brighter at the expense of battery energy.

Furthermore, there's a new “Sync with Samsung Cloud” option available that allows the browser's users to back up and restore their preferences and bookmarks.

Last but not least, new experimental flags have been added, including Web Bluetooth, WebGL 2 and Gamepad extensions, which can be accessed via internet://flags. If you visit the address you can also enable or disable any of them, but it's not yet clear sure how well they'll perform on different devices.

Samsung Internet Browser v6.0 is compatible with all smartphones powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop and up, so it won't matter if you don't have a Samsung device.

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54 Comments

1. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

The best browser for Android, just got better.

39. UglyFrank

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I didn't realise the tab switching was as seamless as on chrome, aiming to disable chrome and permanently move to Samsung Internet this week

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I gotta update to this version. My Note 8 should have it pre installed.

31. hopper

Posts: 67; Member since: May 08, 2017

Which device are you using? Says I'm on latest version on my s8 which if 5.x

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

S8 Plus, it says the same as yours. You can download the beta, but I'll wait for the final release.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Updated mine already. Good as advertised so far.

4. checkmymike

Posts: 216; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

The best mobile browser for me.

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The best Mobile browser , hands down

6. kiko007

Posts: 7490; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"The best mobile browser ON ANDROID." FTFY

8. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nah, he was right the first time.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7490; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No... the f**k... he isn't. Seriously, is Samsung dicking down every f**king mobile forum or what? There's no, nada, none, negative stats correlating such a claim. Hell, Safari wipes the floor with it in GSMArena's testing, and that's putting it mildly. Up against Chrome it fairs slightly better, but even then, it's still not "the best mobile browser period. This delusional fanboyism is f**king ridiculous.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Christ, it was a joke. Calm down. Benchmarks can't tell you the overall experience. I use safari on the iPad, and this browser on my phone. It's better. The ad blocking, the website login via fingerprints, it displays everything. Chrome is shit on Android.

12. chenski

Posts: 745; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Just ignore them, while some Samsung products are really good, Samsung diehards will claim all things made by Samsung are best in their categories, which is clearly delusional behavior

13. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, only when they are. The original Samsung Gear was crap. The S4 and S5 were phoned in. S-Voice is steaming pile of feces, and the first thing I disable. Now, the S8 is top of the food chain. Unless you consider most reviewers hardcore fanboys.

29. apple-rulz

Posts: 1896; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

teddy you obviously consider most reviewers hardcore fanboys, since you don't own an S8.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'll explain this to you again, since you clearly have a learning disability. I didn't get the S8 because I was waiting for the Note 8. I knew it would be better for me. Now, I'm pretty sure a 2nd grader could understand that, so I'm about 45% confident you understood it.

46. apple-rulz

Posts: 1896; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Well let's see, you've written that you "want to wait" to get the Note 8 (for what I don't really know), then you wrote that you needed a specific unlocked model for Verizon. Seems like as usual you're all talk and zero action.

48. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No what I wrote was that I wanted the Note 8, but I was going to see if the unlocked model would work with all Verizon bands. If it does, I'll get it, but if not I'll get the Verizon specific model. Seems like you're all talk, zero reading comprehension.

50. apple-rulz

Posts: 1896; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

So did you call Samsung and ask if it will work as you need?

52. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I sent them the question via email.

17. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1221; Member since: May 01, 2017

Same can be said about the fanboys who cream themselves about anything Apple...

14. Macready

Posts: 1811; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

A useless benchmark that actively deactivates cores, a useless one for practical speed. An S8 with this browser beats any iPhone currently available in actual browser website load times. See countless tests.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7490; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"See countless tests." Pray tell, where are these tests? Do that have any statistical data input? Or are these more TechTube bulls**t shenanigans that are arbitrary and offer me nothing? And there's more to a browser than webpage loading lol.

16. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Yeah, there's speed of loading webpages and scrolling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64aGh218WfA Then there's further enhancements like: - AdBlock/Data Saving - Very compatible with a wide range of websites - Downloading/Uploading anything that you can download/upload in a regular Desktop web browser - Customizable speed dials - Smooth browsing experience (on my OnePlus One) - QR Code Scanner Extension - Colourful adaptation to various websites - Shortcut-menu extension - Syncing with the Desktop browser via simply a browser extension instead of a program running 24/7 in the background - etc. What exactly makes you so in denial about it being the best mobile web browser, besides it not being by your divine fruity company?

18. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

he really likes his nick name 'Low class kiko da kellyanne conway of PA'

27. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

How does the Silcone Valley media made you all a Trump haters. Sad:( Kiko is a joke, though.:)

19. kiko007

Posts: 7490; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Yeah, there's speed of loading webpages and scrolling:" *Links to some s**tty YouTube jock who does absolutely nothing scientific whatsoever and calls said amalgamation a test... :/ What did I JUST say? "AdBlock/Data Saving" Safari has Adblock. And not just the s**tty "use this specific variation" kind like the Samsung browser lol. Data saving I'm not sure about, largely because it wouldn't be necessary with the proper blocker/VPN. "Very compatible with a wide range of websites" Safari is the third most popular browser ON EARTH. I'm pretty sure it can handle most websites Lmao, unless you're into some crazy darkweb crap that is. "Downloading/Uploading anything that you can download/upload in a regular Desktop web browser" So basically: Any other Android browser... then? 'Customizable speed dials" WTF? Who the hell even uses s**t like that? It's such an obscure thing to brag about, I'm honestly taken aback. I don't even know if Safari has something like that, or if I care that it doesn't. "Smooth browsing experience (on my OnePlus One)" That's something regular Android users still worry about? My 5S and even most of my older Droids still runs EVERY browser smoothly, what's up with your phone? "QR Code Scanner Extension" Cute... "Colourful adaptation to various websites" That's the most hipster thing I've heard all evening. "Oh... pretty colors! Me so impressed!" "Shortcut-menu extension" That's something that's actually useful. "Syncing with the Desktop browser via simply a browser extension instead of a program running 24/7 in the background" ... I gotta be honest... that sounds like a pain in the ass nerdlinger type deal. Like, why wouldn't you just use Chrome or Firefox? Why go through all that trouble? "What exactly makes you so in denial about it being the best mobile web browser," I don't know... try the fact that every outlet with an actual metric on browser based factoids says otherwise? Like is it that hard to fathom me denouncing a bold faced lie? You gonna tell me a browser, designed by a company NOTORIOUS for it's awful software in Samsung, had the best mobile browser ON any operating system? I scoff at such ignorance. The very notion is laughable, the premise even more so. Pure fanboy dick riding. "besides it not being by your divine fruity company?" Hey, you wanna eat the bulls**t and suck Sammy's rod dry, be my guest. Just don't expect me to lie to feed the egos of hipsters.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Safari adblocking is not great. Again, I use both. Samsung browser on my S7 Edge is a better experience than Safari on the iPad I use. It's equally as smooth, but logging in to websites with my fingerprint is a whole new level of convenient. So is the quick action icon. That's not saying Safari is bad, it's just not as good. It's better than Chrome, which I've found to be a nightmare on Android. Also, I have no idea how well Samsung browser works on non samsung phones, or if all the features work there. Until about a year ago, I hated Samsung browser, thought Dolphin was best. Since then, Dolphin has gone down hill, and this one just took off.

22. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Lol, the denial is strong with this one. "Safari has Adblock. And not just the s**tty "use this specific variation" kind like the Samsung browser" Spoken like a truely ignorant hater, why am I not surprised. Samsung Internet, even in its beta form now, doesn't have the AdBlocker built in, it uses AdBlock extensions from various 3rd-partys on the Play Store. In my case, I use AdGuard content blocker. "So basically: Any other Android browser... then?" Yeah, but definitely not safari on iOS. "WTF? Who the hell even uses s**t like that?" Typical sheeple "I don't have it, who uses it" response. "My 5S and even most of my older Droids still runs EVERY browser smoothly, what's up with your phone?" Should add with 30+ tabs open. Firefox was never a smooth experience on my OnePlus, UC Browser was smooth but never even allowed more than 20 tabs, Opera tended to get jittery with that many tabs open. Chrome was always smooth, but no AdBlocker. "Like, why wouldn't you just use Chrome or Firefox? Why go through all that trouble?" Why deal with a sluggish browser or one that doesn't support AdBlock? The trouble of running a program 24/7 in the background was due to how Safari requires iCloud control panel to sync with my PC. The extension, if installing an extension is "too much trouble" for you, wonder how you got AdBlock in safari. "I don't know... try the fact that every outlet with an actual metric on browser based factoids says otherwise" Which outlets exactly? Merely browser benchmarks or actual use metrics? Share those outlet sources unless of course you're just speaking from your behind. "You gonna tell me a browser, designed by a company NOTORIOUS for it's awful software" That what Tim Cook has been telling your herd as you suck on his d!ck? The best Smartphone on the market (according to vast majority of reviewers) is after all running that their "awful" software, did it ever occur to you that that "awfulness" is just in your head? But alas, wouldn't expect any less from an ignorant hater.

24. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

RIP, Low class kiko da kellyanne conway of PA

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