The Samsung Galaxy S7 now officially features a display scaling setting

Through the latest update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, TouchWiz on Samsung's current-gen flagships now offers a display scaling setting. Essentially, the setting allows you to activate a 'Condensed' display mode that shrinks the on-screen size of the UI elements, allowing for more content to be displayed at any one point.

Note that the Samsung Galaxy S7 update that officialised what was previously a hack is actually the same one that patched touch stability and skewed photos. Samsung just didn't mention the new feature in the changelog, which is why it took a few days for the change to be discovered.

A few weeks ago, it was discovered that Samsung's Android 6.0 Marshmallow implementation includes a dormant display scaling setting. When this setting was initially discovered, the only way to activate it was through a rather complicated process that requires the installation of Nova Launcher and manually accessing the hidden menu. Later, a developer offered a one-button solution which automated the entire process.

Adjusting the DPI scaling setting on the Samsung Galaxy S7 turned out to be a thing that many users are interested in, and, seeing that the feature worked bug-free, it's easy to see why Samsung activated the visibility switch on this setting.

To switch between the 'Standard' and the 'Condensed' DPI scaling setting, just head on over to Settings->Display. 

source: Sammobile


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15 Comments

1. Shocky unregistered

Okay, not sure this is really news worthy. Interesting I guess.

3. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

How isn't this a news worthy? A feature that people used to root their phones to get is now available within the system settings?

6. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Yeah, this is good to know. And I'd rather have PA write a lot of stuff that I may not be interested in than miss out articles.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5655; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed I read sites like PA and WCCFtech for quantity I read sites like AnandTech and Phoronix for quality

2. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Very nice feature. I want this.

4. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... VERY GOOD

5. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... VERY GOOD. SAMSUNG IS GETTING THERE!...

8. Macready

Posts: 1813; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Cool feature.

9. Sadegh462487

Posts: 6; Member since: May 02, 2014

Is WiFi problem has been solved in this update?

10. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What problem?

11. Sadegh462487

Posts: 6; Member since: May 02, 2014

In some devices on and off WiFi problem has been observed.

12. danchoi704

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 18, 2008

My tmo variant don't have this

13. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

The latest update also corrects yellow hues on low light images.

14. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

so there is no update for Samsung S7 EDGE G935FD in India. There is not found India the firmware list.. what does it mean..?

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

My OnePlus One has had this for a while, there's even option for 2k pixel density on the 1080p display, though never considered changing it from 1080p...

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