In a matter of months, we’ll be seeing the debut of Samsung’s next flagship which will certainly be called the Galaxy S7. Many consumers are already asking about the new TouchWiz features and what to expect on all GS7 variants. One thing’s for sure, with Sammy looking to oust Apple once and for all we’re already hearing huge strides with Samsung’s own software.
There are bound to be a number of new Samsung Galaxy S7 TouchWiz features that get announced at Samsung’s 2016 launch event but as it currently stands we have no idea about what these could actually be. We are going to go over some potential changes that could come to TouchWiz in 2016, alongside the release of the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Galaxy S7 TouchWiz Features – Small Redesigns
The overall user experience for TouchWiz on the Galaxy S6 is very positive – it’s streamlined, easy to navigate and still includes a large number of great software features. With that being said, we’d be surprised if Samsung didn’t make a few tweaks to the appearance of the UI alongside some of the other new Galaxy S7 software features.
Unlike previous releases, a full redesign is unlikely but we would not rule out some changes to the overall TouchWiz user interface.
Galaxy S7 TouchWiz Features – Fingerprint Scanner
The Samsung Galaxy S7 will come with a new and improved fingerprint scanner and with Android 6.0’s new support for fingerprints, we could hopefully see more usage scenarios for the technology. Either way, fingerprint lock screen support is a definite feature for the Galaxy S7 and we should be able to use our fingerprints for Samsung Pay as well.
If we’re lucky, fingerprints may be able to substitute other entry methods like basic pins or passwords for different Samsung apps.
Galaxy S7 TouchWiz Features – Notifications and Status Bar
A lot of smartphone manufacturers are now giving users more control over what they showcase in their notification and status bar. With the release of the Galaxy S7 we expect to see some improvements to the TouchWiz status bar. Even if Samsung only adopts the new 6.0 Marshmallow status bar improvements without making their own tweaks, users will still benefit from the changes.
Hopefully Samsung has a number of new and exciting TouchWiz features prepared for the Galaxy S7 launch event in 2016.