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Samsung May Finally Include An “Always On Display” On The Galaxy S7

Samsung May Finally Include An “Always On Display” On The Galaxy S7

According to a trademark application from Samsung, the Galaxy S7 may include a sort of ambient display as we’ve seen on a number of other devices over the past couple of years. The application filed with the USTPO made the request to trademark the term “Always On Display” pointing towards the feature’s inclusion on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

The ambient display feature has been seen on several smartphones over the past few years, most notably on Motorola’s hardware such as the Moto X and DROID lines. This eventually led to Google including the feature within stock Android itself in Android Marshmallow, being prominently featured on the Nexus 6P and 5X.

This feature allows for devices with AMOLED displays to display content within taking up battery life. Since AMOLED displays only light up pixels that are in use, ambient notifications and other options can be shown without putting a drain on your devices battery.

Samsung has yet to include this on any of their smartphones on tablets, so this inclusion does make sense especially considering the fact that the feature is included within the code for Marshmallow.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be announced in just a couple of weeks on February 21st just ahead of MWC. Are you looking forward to purchasing it? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: USTPO Via: SamMobile

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