Description

Samsung's flagship for 2016. Features a Exynos 8890 SOC.

Features & Usability

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20.04 - focal 16.04 - xenial

Booting Device State: In development

This rating shows whether or not a device has received updates recently, if so, it has a good chance to be maintained in the future, but that's not guaranteed.

Q: What does this port need to get better?

A: Complete the following features:

  • - Cellular: Incoming, outgoing calls

Automated Usability (beta)

Minimal system components are functional, but the device is not able to perform well yet. If you need complete calling and cellular data functionalities (as applicable), consider choosing a different device.

Community strength (beta)

  • Actors:

  • Manual brightness
  • Torchlight
  • Notification LED
  • Vibration
  • Camera:

  • Flashlight
  • Photo
  • Video
  • Switching between cameras
  • Endurance:

  • 24+ hours battery lifetime
  • 7+ days stability
  • GPU:

  • Boot into UI
  • Hardware video playback
  • Misc:

  • AppArmor patches
  • Battery percentage
  • Offline charging
  • Online charging
  • Recovery image
  • Reset to factory defaults
  • RTC time
  • SD card storage
  • Shutdown / Reboot
  • Wireless charging
  • Wireless External monitor
  • Waydroid
  • Sensors:

  • Automatic brightness
  • Fingerprint reader
  • GPS
  • Proximity
  • Rotation
  • Touchscreen
  • Double touch to wake
  • Sound:

  • Earphones
  • Loudspeaker
  • Microphone
  • Volume control
  • USB:

  • MTP access
  • ADB access
Working

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

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Partial

Working to some extent but with issues

Global Issue

Issue is not specific to this device

Untested

Subject to port development

Global issues

The issues listed below are present in most or all of the devices depending on the technology they are built on.

  • Dual SIM functionalityBugtracker

    Cellular data is not available on SIM 2 when two are inserted.

    All devices on Focal

  • Incoming, outgoing callsBugtracker

    Calling over VoLTE is not supported, please check that this is not a requirement in your country.

    Halium and Legacy ports

  • GPSBugtracker

    Devices may take longer than usual to get the first GPS fix because of missing Assisted GPS support.

    All devices

Unsupported features

The device hardware does not support these features, if you need them, please consider a different device.

  • FM radio
  • Wired External monitor

Release channels

This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates

Ubuntu Release Channel Version Release Date Description
20.04 - focal devel 2024-02-09 2/9/2024 Daily built development releases

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Exynos)

Specifications

CPU 2.3GHz Quad-Core (Exynos M1) + 1.6GHz Quad-Core (Cortex-A53)
Chipset Samsung Exynos 8890
GPU Mali-T880 MP12
Storage 32/64GB
Memory 4GB
Android Version LineageOS 18.1
Battery 3600 mAh
Display 1440x2560 pixels, 5.5 in
Rear Camera 12MP
Front Camera 5MP
Architecture arm64
Dimensions 150.9 mm (5.9 in) x 72.6 mm (2.9 in) x 7.7 mm (0.3 in)
Weight 157 g
Release date March 2016

Maintainer notes

  • Dual sim Galaxy S7 exynos can only use 3G/4G on one of the sim slot at a time. While it is possible on Android to pick a sim for 3G/4G, on this port, only sim1 can use 3G/4G, sim2 is 2G only.
  • Fingerprint sensor drivers are patched to work with halium, but only tested on one of the possible sensor model. Create an issue if fingerprint sensor is not working for you.
  • Battery charging limit can be set by writing an integer percentage value from 61-94 to ~/.config/limit_charging then reboot, eg. echo 70 > ~/.config/limit_charging; sudo reboot
  • To improve idle battery life, network power saving can be enabled by by creating an empty file at /home/phablet/.config/network_power_saving, eg. touch /home/phablet/.config/network_power_saving, see tinker.md for more details
  • While Ivan Meler might still be attempting to port 8895’s 4.4 kernel onto 8890, this device runs on an extremely old downstream kernel. Though porting work seems mostly smooth on focal, odd systemd behaviors had to be worked around. If you’re looking to buy a device to run Ubuntu Touch or other phone Linux distros, I advice looking for a device with a more recent kernel, or better, mainlined kernel. Focal will likely run unless some big changes happen, but I can’t say for sure for future versions.
  • Waydroid mostly works but the device is really tight on ram for running UT+Android at the same time and would become unstable if you have other apps opened
  • It seems that xenial->focal bluez update broke Bluetooth LE input devices for this device
  • If my device breaks down, I likely won’t be able to continue maintaining this port unless I somehow receive a replacement.

Contributors

Ivan Meler and other contributors of 8890q made this port possible with their LineageOS 18.1 porting effort

Report an Issue for
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Exynos)


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