Not just the U.S., but the entire world is banning Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from airports and flights as well, but there is some good news for those using the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
Released months ago following their announcement at the MWC 2016, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are the company’s only hope in the flagship arena for 2016. The Galaxy Note 7 is no longer selling. In addition, the Korean company decided to halt the production of the phone in a bid to find out what really happened with the phone’s battery that has been causing it to fry, even when not in use.
Now that the Galaxy Note 7 is no more, Samsung still wants you to feel the phone’s presence, even if you won’t be able to enjoy the latest IP68-certified S Pen alongside the GIF maker tool and iris scanning technology. Apparently, the latest software update that is coming to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is bringing over some of the great features that had been pushed to the Galaxy Note 7.
The update is coming as an OTA and as such, don’t be surprised if it has not hit your device just yet.
The release of the Galaxy Note 7 brought a number of exclusive features that were not yet available on the Galaxy S7 and its curved brother Galaxy S7 Edge. One such feature is the advanced Always-on Display that debuted with the Note 7. Even though the Galaxy S7 has this Always-on Display, you won’t find a number of features that you find on the Note 7. But with this new OTA, you will be able to enjoy things like added support for Notes and other apps, the ability to customize the clock, as well as the ability to display pictures on the phone’s lock screen.
The enhanced Always-on Display on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will also bring some tweaks that promise to lower the power consumption, sucking up less than 1% of the battery juice per hour.
As noted earlier, this OTA update will not bring back the Galaxy Note 7, but it at least offers some form of consolation to diehard fans. How long the update will take to reach all regions of the world is still unclear, but at least we know that it is coming, at some point.
Samsung is also believed to be lining up a Blue Coral color variant for both Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge – a variant that was only exclusive to the Galaxy Note 7.