Watch this: Samsung’s new screen-off animation in slow motion [VIDEO]



Android 5.0 Lollipop introduced a new screen-off animation on Nexus devices. The fan-favorite CRT effect was replaced with a more subtle black and white fade. We’ve been curious to see if Android manufacturers use this new animation, or opt to make their own. On the Samsung Galaxy S6 we decided to tweak the animations to their slowest speed and check it out.

As you can see in the GIF above they’ve gone with a screen splitting effect that starts from the center and goes outward. It’s like a transition effect you would see in a video editing program. In the video below you can also see the animation for opening apps, which is similar to what you see on Nexus devices. At the end of the day they’re just animations. Yay or nay?

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. Had this pop in my head watching that video:

  2. It takes a serious phone geek to get into the minutia like slowmo screen off animations.

  3. Ummm….. does anyone care about this?

  4. Original? Yes.

    Interesting? Definitely not.

    1. Yeah, well, that’s just, like, your opinion man..

  5. WOW it must be a slow news day… In other news the screen off animation on my OnePlus One is better…and changeable

  6. That looks like it was designed for the s6 edge. Kinda seems out of place on the flat display

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