The Samsung Galaxy S7 will update very soon officially to Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest version of the operating system. The update will come with some relevant news, but it could also have a curiosity, and that is that the default image resolution could be Full HD, instead of Quad HD.
Changing image density and resolution
Upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat for him Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will bring us some of the most relevant news. One of them has to do with saving energy on the smartphone. Basically Android now natively supports changing image density, which changes screen resolution to save power. Logically, a screen running on Full HD, or in HD, consumes less power than a screen in Quad HD resolution. The ability to switch between these resolutions will be a first for the Samsung Galaxy S7 thanks to Android. However, there will be a curiosity.
Default Full HD resolution on the Samsung Galaxy S7
SamMobile has manually installed the official update to Android 7.0 Nougat on the Samsung Galaxy S7, and you have confirmed that this feature is included in that release. However, the most curious thing is that it is not only included, but it is already used, by activating the Full HD resolution by default, instead of the Quad HD resolution that the screen has, and with which it arrived originally the smartphone.
That’s not a problem, we don’t lose theoretical quality, because we can use this option to switch back to Quad HD. But, why is Full HD resolution enabled by default? Perhaps it is because the human eye is not able to differentiate very precisely between one resolution and another. After all, the screen is still of great quality. The great advantage is that the user who does not perceive it, yes you will notice a difference in energy consumption. That is, now the battery will have more autonomy than before. Of course, at the cost of image resolution. But for many users that will not be relevant. And for those who do, there will be no problem, as they can change the resolution.
Even so, it makes us think about whether it is really necessary to have so much image resolution on the mobile if in the end it is not useful for watching videos or for normal use of the smartphone.