Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might have been buried more than 6-feet under, but not everything that it had come with went with it.
Last year, we Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge get a new color variant in the shape of Blue Coral. This is the same color variant that had made the Galaxy Note 7 a very popular phone during its first days in the market. The Note 7 also debuted a new Grace UX, something that made it to the S7 and S7 Edge via a software update. Another feature that also made it to the world via the Galaxy Note 7 was known as Secure Folder. Using this folder, one can store apps and other content and be sure that they are safe even when the phone is unlocked. In order to open and access the contents of the Secure Folder, you must provide fingerprint authentication. So far, this feature has not been available to the S7 family.
When the South Korean tech giant announced the new Galaxy Beta Program for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, it was confirmed that the two will receive the Secure Folder via a software update. However, back then, talk was that the feature will make it to the Galaxy S7 devices via Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Whether this is true or false will soon be known, but for now, it is confirmed that the Secure Folder is indeed coming.
Apparently, those using any of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on Android 7.0 Nougat can download and install the latest Secure Folder APK file on their phone. So far, the app is not available in the Google Play Store or even Galaxy Apps, but this is because Samsung has not yet made it official. As usual with APK files, be sure to experience a few performance hitches here and there, but this won’t be for long. In fact, we expect that Samsung will release the feature’s update very soon – and probably debut it on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ out of the box.
Speaking of Samsung Galaxy S8, the new Secure Folder app has something about this upcoming phone. We are now resolved to the fact that Samsung will be making huge changes to the design language – design changes that this APK app seems to show off, as discovered by Sam Mobile. The operations of the app are enclosed in a shape that resembles what has been talked about with respect to Samsung Galaxy S8, but this is nothing to get jumpy about.
If you want to try out the new Secure Folder app on your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge and probably get a preview of the upcoming Galaxy S8, the APK file can be downloaded from the official Sam Mobile APK page.