2016, they were described as being superior handsets with an incredible
design. Finally, there was a pair of smartphones that delivered top line
features without sacrificing an aspect of design. These two devices
had the best sensors for the cameras, an expandable micro SD card
storage, and resistance to water and dust.
Samsung also included some handy software tricks that enhance the overall experience of users. Below are some tips that you can use to make better
use of these powerful devices.
1. Get better audio quality with Adapt Sound
This is an incredible feature on the S7, but one that’s hidden from
most users. It allows you to custom set your audio experience so
that you get better sound quality even with the most average
headphones it works just like Dolby Audio . Navigate to “ Sounds and vibration ” from Settings , then
choose ‘ Sound quality and effects ’ option. From here, select ‘ Adapt
Sound ’ then ‘ Personalized sound ’. You’ll be prompted to plug in your
headphones and find a quiet place so that Adapt Sound can start
configuring for you.
2. Go Parallax with Wallpaper Motion Effect
Apple was the first company to come up with the Parallax effect for
their iOS 7 back in 2013. Since then, a lot of Android apps have
Copied it. But why download an app when your smartphone comes
packed with this functionality? Activate Wallpaper Motion Effect on
your S7 by long-pressing your home screen, then choose Wallpapers .
Toggle the Wallpaper Motion Effect on so that you enjoy awesome
parallax effect on your device screen.
3. Capture scrolling screenshots
The S7 is not the first Samsung handset to be able to capture
scrolling screenshots. Users have been able to do so since the Galaxy
Note 5. This is a completely ingenious method to capture the screen
in its entirety, more so when you’re scanning through a lengthy article
on your screen.
To capture a scrolling screenshot, you need to press
and hold the power and home button (at the same time). A regular
screenshot will automatically be captured. Once that’s done, you’ll get
a ‘ + ’ icon below prompting you to Capture more. Tap on this button to
activate the screen scroll. Your device will stitch everything together
into a continuous image.
4. Log into sites using your fingerprint
The Galaxy S7 comes equipped with a pretty fast (actually faster than
Chrome) browser that also features fingerprint authentication for
websites that need a password. So rather than having to enter your
password each time you need to log into some websites
or some other serious website, all you need to do is put your finger on
the fingerprint scanner. You can easily set up this feature by
navigating to Settings>Lock screen and security>Fingerprints .
Activate the ‘Web Sign-in’ toggle.
5. Leverage the Auto-Brightness
Most Android users actually prefer to turn off the pesky auto-
brightness configuration. This setting seems to work incorrectly and
is often a waste of battery time. But the auto-brightness feature on
the Samsung Galaxy S7 is way smarter!
Your phone automatically
adjusts to ambient light conditions that you may or may not want to
manually set. The important thing though is that the S7 auto-
brightness feature works very correctly and conveniently, so you don’t
have to be afraid of having it enabled. Simply swipe down from the top
of the screen and check the Auto box next to the brightness slider .
6. Take advantage of the Advanced features
There are multiple advanced features on the Samsung Galaxy S7 that
you can take advantage to make better use of your smartphone.
Simply navigate to Settings , then Advanced features . All these
features can come in handy one way or the other. For instance, when
you enable ‘ One-handed operation’, the phone adjusts the size of the
screen so that you have an easier time using apps such as the
calculator and keyboard with one hand.
Use the tips above to make better use of your powerful
Samsung S7 handset.
Mediatek unveils Helio G95 gaming Processor for budget smartphones, could debut on Tecno Camon 16 or Realme 7
Adding to its ever-growing portfolio and stern competition to it’s Qualcomm counterpart, Taiwanese chipmaker, Mediatek has announced a new gaming Chipset for the Helio G90 series. The Helio G95 SoC offers a 5% boost in GPU performance over the G90T though the rest of the feature set is identical to the latter.
With the G95, MediaTek aims at closing the huge gap existing between the mid-range and flagship gaming smartphone segment and the first phone to use this processor could be the Tecno Camon 16 or Realme 7 with both due for official releases on September 3.
The G90T ended up on phones like the Redmi Note 8 and Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 , so the odds are on we likely get to see more phones with the G95 chip launch in the final lap of the third quarter of the year.
Here’s everything the Mediatek Helio G95 has on offer
Mediatek Helio G95 Features
Essentially, it would be best to understand that the Helio G95 SoC is an overclocked G90T processor, in that it comes with an upgraded Mali-G76 GPU running at 900MHz. The G90T, on the other hand, is equipped with a Mali-G57 GPU that’s running at 800MHz.
Features like HyperEngine game technology, multi-camera support of upto 4 sensors and an APU (AI processing unit) are also very much welcome. The chip also supports upto HDR10+ enhancement quality in real-time.
The G95 processor is manufactured using the 12nm fabrication process and has two Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.05GHz while the six power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores can run upto 2.0GHz.
MediaTek’s famed HyperEngine game technology is responsible for optimizing the gaming experience to provide the best connection speed, picture quality and ensures a smooth gameplay experience on budget devices. There are several customisation options that users can fine-tune further.
Furthermore, Helio G95 chipset supports upto 10GB LPDDR4x RAM, UFS 2.1 storage, upto Full HD+ displays with 90Hz refresh rate and dual 4G SIM cards.
Additionally, the chip can be paired with upto 64MP cameras with upto 4K UHD rerecording.
The MediaTek Helio G95 will power many phones set to launch in September. The first of such as confirmed by Naijatechguy could be the Tecno Camon 16 set to launch on September 3 in India.
The smartphone has been teased with stunning bezeles display, a 64MP camera unit with Samsung’s GM1 or Sony’s IMX686 sensor here which could all play into the hands of the new Helio G95 processor.
Samsung Galaxy M51 launched: A notable upgrade from the M31s? – Full specifications, features and price
After weeks of intense leaks and rumours, Samsung has finally albeit quietly lifted the gaze on its latest mid-range offering, the Samsung Galaxy M51 smartphone.
Enough have been said on the success of the Samsung Galaxy A-series lineup and now the company is looking to add some sauce and spice to further make the competition for spaces very much stiff.
As a brand new entry in Samsung’s popular Galaxy M series, the Galaxy M51 exists as a higher-placed alternative to the Galaxy M31s , which was launched earlier in July. However, belaying expectations, the Galaxy M51 has only been launched in Germany for now, with news about the global launch still anyone’s guess.
The Galaxy M51 smartphone brings with it several notable improvements appearing to be very much in line with what the leaks had suggested over the past few days, with the biggest selling point of the device being the 7000mAh battery pack, which also supports up to 25W fast charging. A switch to Snapdragon processor has also been muted.
Here’s a complete laydown on everything new with the Samsung Galaxy M51 smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy M51 Specifications and Features
The Samsung Galaxy M51 is anything to go by any Samsung phone with the device sporting a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a centered hole-punch and full HD+ resolution.
Although Samsung’s official listing doesn’t make it clear which processor the phone is using, reports point to the device been powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC, as previously speculations.
The phone offers a single 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage variant with support for MicroSD card expansion. The smartphone runs on Samsung’s custom OneUI, based on Android 10 operating system.
In the camera department, the Galaxy M51 features the same setup as the Galaxy M31s, packing a rear camera 64MP primary sensor, coupled with an f/1.8 lens. Sat next to it is a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens that brings with itself the promise of 123-degree field-of-view, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro camera. For selfies, there is a 32MP lens which remains unchanged from the Galaxy M31s.
However, the insane 7,000 mAh battery is what gives the Galaxy M51 its headline. The 6000 mAh battery fitted on previous Galaxy M series phones was the largest in its segment. Also, Samsung has includey a 25W fast charger inside the box, the same one that comes with the Galaxy M31s and some of Samsung’s recently launched flagships.
Other usual connectivity and security features include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a USB Type C port, a single bottom-firing speaker, a 3.5mm audio jack, and Bluetooth 5.
Samsung Galaxy M51 Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy M51 has only been launched in Germany at a starting price of €360 ($429) and can be pre-ordered via Samsung’s German website at the moment. Pre-orders will start shipping out starting September 11.
Samsung hasn’t yet made any announcements regarding when it will bring the device to other markets such, but your guess is as good as ours, we hope to see it launch in the country. The device is available in White and Black colour options.
A major competitor to the recently launched OnePlus Nord smartphone? That’s a different post for another day.
Samsung Galaxy M51 Key Specifications
- Display: 6.7-inch (16.95cm) Super AMOLED & Full HD+
- SoC: Octa-core processor
- RAM & Storage: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage
- Battery & Charging: 7,000 mAh battery
- Fingerprint sensor: Side-mounted
- Rear Camera: 64MP, f/1.8 + 12MP ultra-wide, f/2.2 + 5MP depth sensor + 5MP macro sensor
- Front Camera: 32MP
- OS: Android 10 with One UI 2.1