Samsung has finally released the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones.
This update had been eagerly awaited by Samsung users and they can now enjoy the new features the latest version of Android brings.
However, a possibly irritating bug comes with the update which makes the screen resolution get scaled automatically to FHD (1920 x 1080), making it the default resolution on the Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 smartphones.
Why Is This Happening?
This has probably been done keeping in mind Samsung's newly integrated power saving mechanism. The doomed Note 7 was the first handset to carry this scheme. This power saver mode enables users to change the screen resolution to as low as 720p in a bid to save battery usage.
What Is The Default Resolution?
The new update carries the option of choosing between any of the following screen resolution modes - namely the WQHD mode (2560 x 1440), the FHD mode (1920 x 1080) and the HD mode (1280 x 720). The WQHD mode consumes the most power while the HD mode requires minimal battery consumption.
The Android Nougat update houses the native WQHD 2K resolution and it is puzzling why the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones automatically downgraded to 1080p instead of remaining at the native resolution. Only some users have reported the bug whereas others may not even have noticed it yet.
How Can It Be Changed?
The difference in resolution is not much, as the phones look great even on FHD mode. The texts and images are crystal clear on the FHD mode and it isn't much to be bothered about. Samsung has defaulted the screen resolution to FHD mode but you can easily change it to suit your needs.
If your handset is effected by this bug, there is a simple way to fix it.
Step 1: Go to the Settings tab
Step 2: Tap on the Display header
Step 3: Tap on Change screen resolution
Step 4: Slide all the way to the right to 2560 x 1440
Samsung's official update rolled out on Jan. 17, 2017 and has been made available to users all over the world. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users have so far received the version 7.0 update and there are no reports of version 7.1.1 being released on these phones anytime soon.
What remains to be seen is that how the new update will be greeted by the users worldwide.
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