Samsung will apply Vulkan API for TouchWiz

Samsung will apply Vulkan API for TouchWiz

Although a growth in terms of performance in games is not known, Samsung used the API for other purposes. Speaking at the SDC in 2016, leading engineers demonstrated the new TouchWiz c API Vulkan, which not only improves productivity, but also significantly increase the battery life of Samsung smartphones.

API Vulkan is very important when it comes to gaming and graphics performance on mobile devices. Along with the announcement of Galaxy S7 series, it was announced that the flagship smartphones get Vulkan support, and we now know that the company is testing the API to its line of high-end devices.

Samsung will apply Vulkan API for TouchWiz

Although a growth in terms of performance in games is not known, Samsung used the API for other purposes. Speaking at the SDC in 2016, leading engineers demonstrated the new TouchWiz c API Vulkan, which not only improves productivity, but also significantly increase the battery life of Samsung smartphones.

«TouchWiz-like» interface as the Samsung dubbed it, is already being tested, and the results are interesting. Shell can offer the same performance as the current version of the TouchWiz, but at a lower power consumption. Activities such as scrolling and opening applications menu consumes energy by 6% less.

Of course, the 6% savings does not sound like a breakthrough, but when you consider how often these elements are used throughout the day, you can expect good results. Samsung’s engineers say that the battery is 3600 mAh, which is equipped with Galaxy S7, can work up to 40 minutes longer.

Although Samsung has not improve performance in games or applications, they showed that Vulkan can find more applications.

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