Samsung introduced a handful of new software features with the Galaxy Note 7. The ill-fated flagship didn’t survive but it was always implied that at least some of these features will make their way to the Galaxy S7. Samsung has been releasing beta builds of Android 7.0 Nougat for Galaxy S7 to members of the Galaxy Beta Program and they do include some features from the Galaxy Note 7. It appears that the Galaxy S7 Secure Folder feature might arrive when Android 7.0 is publicly released for this flagship.
The Secure Folder was introduced with the Galaxy Note 7 earlier this year. It’s basically a protected folder in which users all store all of their personal content including but not limited to photos, videos, documents, and more. The folder does not open unless user identity is authenticated using the fingerprint scanner.
A member of the Galaxy Beta Program submitted a feature request for Secure Folder to Samsung. The company replied by saying that it’s going to consider adding support for Secure Folder as a downloadable service once Android 7.0 Nougat is released for everybody.
This means that Galaxy S7 users will be able to easily download Secure Folder from the Galaxy Apps store once their handsets are running on Nougat, but the company is yet to reveal just how long after Nougat’s release is it going to take to offer Secure Folder as a downloadable service.