Samsung Bringing an AirDrop Clone Called 'Quick Share' With the Galaxy S20

A picture accessed by XDA Developers has revealed the arrival of Samsung’s new Quick Share feature. This will apparently mimic Apple’s popular AirDrop feature which allows seamless file transfer between nearby iOS or macOS devices. However, Quick Share may work slightly differently as compared to AirDrop, the leak indicates.

File sending options will reportedly include “Everyone” or “Contacts Only”, making it fairly similar to AirDrop. What’s different, however, is that Samsung will reportedly upload the file onto its cloud server first, which will act as a bridge between two devices. It is said that files of up to 1GB in size can be sent in this fashion while Samsung will reportedly impose a daily limit of 2GB on its users.

In China, companies like Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo have come together to form a peer-to-peer alliance that allows seamless file sharing between devices made by either manufacturer. Samsung’s solution appears to be quite different in practice, and it will be interesting to see how it works out in the real world.


Although the folks at XDA reportedly got hold of the Quick Share app file (APK), they were unable to run it on their existing Samsung phones. This suggests that the company will only enable Quick Share when the Galaxy S20 lineup is announced next month.

The South Korean manufacturer’s new smartphone lineup is expected to bring features like 100X camera zoom, as well as 5G in select markets including the U.S. It has been ascertained so far that the company will launch the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ as well as the Galaxy S20 Ultra on the 11th of February.

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Source: XDA Developers

Via: Android Central