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Samsung makes all app icons in the shape 'squircle' for the Galaxy S7


The highly anticipated flagship phone Galaxy S7 by Samsung was officially launched at the MWC in Barcelona after SO many leaks of the phone in the past few months. 

Most of you would have already seen all the new features , specs, design the Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with. But not many would have seen this new feature of "app icon masking" the Galaxy S7 has.

First of all, for those of you who don't know what icon masking is, the logo's of apps on your phone come in different sizes and sizes. Some social media apps like Facebook and Instagram have a squarish icon but others like Twitter come in completely unique shapes. 
Or, just take Apple for example. All the app icons which are not square shaped are resized into a white background. 


    Pic: TheVerge

So, to make your phone look more neat, the Galaxy S7 has a feature called icon masking, which takes the icons of apps that don’t match Samsung's theme and then enhances them by placing each on a similarly shaped rounded square.

Look at the images below for examples of the Galaxy S6 icons vs. the icons on the Galaxy S7.



Samsung isn’t forcing this on their next flagship device, but instead are offering up a “icon customization” with which you can do this.

For those of you who haven't seen the specs of the Galaxy S7, you can see it below 
  • -Android 6.0 Marshmallow software
  • -5.1-inch screen with 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution
  • -Either 32 or 64GB of storage, depending on the region
  • -MicroSD card slot for extra storage up to 200GB
  • -12-megapixel camera (get the story below)
  • -Water-resistant (IP68 rating)
  • -3,000 mAh battery 
  • -Always-on display shows time, calendar or images from the lock screen
  • -Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (or Samsung's Exynos chipset in some regions)
  • -Dedicated gaming feature makes it easier to record sessions and screenshots; a do-not-disturb mode blocks incoming notifications
  • -Colors: black onyx, gold platinum
When are you buying the S7? Do let us know!




Hrithik Kaul

Hrithik Kaul

I am also the owner and founder of Techaguy.blogspot.in. You can view my posts there too!

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