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Android Nougat brings new screen resolution options to Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7 owners are getting the option to change their screen resolution with Android Nougat. The handset was originally sold advertising a 2560 x 1440 display, but there are now two further selections to choose from.

In addition to the original resolution, it is possible to use either 1080 x 1920 (Full HD) or 720 x 1280 (standard HD).

Interestingly, after updating to Android Nougat, the Samsung Galaxy S7 defaults to a 1080 x 1920 display, although this can be modified in the device’s settings.

Reducing the screen resolution can potentially bring improvements to both performance and battery life.

The feature is great for users and it is something that many smartphone buyers have been asking manufacturers to introduce for some time.

Commercially, though, there is a risk to allowing changes in screen resolution. As many people struggle to tell the difference between 1440 x 2560 and 1080 x 1920 displays on a relatively small smartphone, it could lead some to question the benefits of the higher resolution.

[via Android Central]