After sending out invites for the launch of the Galaxy S5 at its Unpacked event at MWC, Samsung has now posted yet another image highlighting the new apps and icons that show off new features and a flatter design on its latest flagship smartphone. The photo shows that Samsung has indeed overhauled the TouchWiz UI, as was rumored earlier. Also Read - Samsung officially teases Galaxy Z Flip commercial during Oscar Awards
As hinted in the image tweeted by Samsung, the Galaxy S5 might just come with a new version of the company’s TouchWiz UI and has circular icons for apps instead of the rectangular ones seen so far. The icons – speed, outdoor, curiosity, fun, social, style, privacy, fitness and life – also suggest some of the things we can expect from the Galaxy S5. Speed could be hinting at Samsung’s new 64-bit octa-core processor while outdoor could also hint at water resistance. Curiosity and social could mean some new software-related features.
Fun, meanwhile looks like a camera and could include new photography tools like click-first focus-later that we have seen on Nokia’s refocus app and earlier in the Lytro camera. Style could be hinting at the new metal chassis as Samsung is expected to be gunning for a premium look and feel for one of the two variants of the Galaxy S5. Privacy would be something we would be most interested in considering today’s report about a new software feature called Context. However, this could hint at not only the next version of Knox but also about possible guest mode feature. With Fitness, Samsung could be taking its S-Health app to the next level, which was hinted in a screenshot that was leaked last week.
So far, rumors have suggested that the Galaxy S5 would come with a 16-megapixel camera with new technology that improves low-light photo quality and might as well don a fingerprint scanner as was seen on the Apple’s iPhone 5S and HTC One Max smartphones. It is likely to come with a 5.25-inch 2,560×1,440 pixels display with 560ppi and boast a new 64-bit octa-core Exynos processor or a quad-core Snapdragon processor depending on the device model. It is also expected to have 4GB of RAM, and a 4,000mAh. On the software front, it is expected to run on Android 4.4 KitKat with a new TouchWiz UI on top. Samsung is expected to launch two different variants of the Galaxy S5 this year.