About Samsung Internet

Samsung Internet icon on homescreen

Samsung Internet for Android is the web browser that is pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. It is based on the open source Chromium project, to which Samsung are a major contributor. The browser is made available via the Galaxy Apps Store, the Play Store and carrier updates. In March 2017, we launched a public beta version and the browser was subsequently released for all Android 5+ phones.

Samsung Internet has hundreds of millions of active users who tend to rate it highly (at the time of writing, it has a 4.4 out of 5 star rating on the Play Store).

Samsung Internet logos
Samsung Internet logo evolution

Samsung Internet for Gear VR is the virtual reality version of the browser that runs on the Samsung Gear VR.

Samsung Internet for Gear VR

Press coverage

“Samsung is making a very, very strong case to become the default web browser for your Android devices.”

Android Authority

“Android’s best mobile browser… After using them all on various devices, the best I have found is the Samsung Internet browser.”


“[Use] it once and you’ll immediately notice the speed difference. Samsung Internet feels much faster. It is also better at a lot of the things that you might find limiting in Chrome, like the download manager. And in a surprise move, the Samsung internet browser actually uses much less battery than Chrome too.”


“This mobile browser was built specifically for Samsung devices, but people liked it so much that the company made it available for download on all Android phones.”


“Once upon a time, no one would even consider using a handset manufacturer’s web browser on its own phones, much less install one on another phone. But here we are today, with Samsung’s Internet Browser being one of the best choices available in the Play Store.”


Further reading

If you would like to learn more about Samsung Internet and the story behind it, these articles provide further background:

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