Samsung is replacing Opera Max with its own data and privacy saving application called Samsung Max. Samsung says that the new Max has an "improved design and user experience" compared to the discontinued version of Opera, with two key data-saving features that help users control data usage and manage privacy, while that allow users to access the Internet safely.
The new application is especially aimed at those in India and is based on the company's "Make for India" program, which according to Samsung is designed to provide locally relevant and beneficial software and hardware.
The application works by scanning users' phones and identifying which applications use the most data. You can also actively compress images, videos, music files and web pages in applications and browsers to save on data quotas. There are also options to manage data permissions for specific applications and to block the use of automatic background data. If you often work in public Wi-Fi, the privacy features of the application include a useful encryption tool that encrypts open, unreliable and unknown active zones with just a tap. There is also a crawler block and a domain name system (DNS) masking service.
Samsung Max is preloaded on the company's Galaxy A and Galaxy J devices in India, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam. Users of other Samsung devices can download the application now from Google Play or the Galaxy app store. Those who already use the Opera Max application will receive an automatic update of Samsung Max on February 23.