Samsung Electronics is anticipated to release its Galaxy S5 smartphone at the Unpacked 5 event. The company has already sent invitations to media. Today, the Korean electronics giant hinted at an entirely new user interface with a new teaser image for the Unpacked event taking place on Monday, February 24 in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress.
Galaxy S5 with revamped UI
The teaser image showcases fonts and color theme of the new TouchWiz UI in Galaxy S5. The new look is unlike any previous leaks. TouchWiz is a modified version of Android that is used specifically in Samsung’s gadgets. Late last year, Kwon Oh-hyun, vice chairman of the Korean company, admitted that the Galaxy series software isn’t very good, and Samsung is better at making hardware than designing software. So, a section of experts expected major UI and software changes in Galaxy S5.
Galaxy S5: new features
The Unpacked teaser image also mentions some features such as speed, outdoor, curiosity, fun, social, style, privacy, fitness and life. Speed indicates a long-rumored Snapdragon 800 or Exynos 5 processor. Outdoor suggests an improved battery in Galaxy S5. Fun, social and style are for new apps. Privacy might hint at upgraded Knox security software in Galaxy S5. Fitness suggests that we may see a new health related app. Samsung has a habit of rushing a technology that, according to rumors, Apple is working on. The Korean company rushed its Galaxy Gear after reports that the Cupertino-based company has been working on the iWatch. Now, there are reports that Apple is planning to bring a new Healthbook app with iOS 8.
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Rumored features of the Galaxy S5 include a 5.24-inch AMOLED display with QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution, 3200mAh battery, two storage options of 32GB and 64GB, and the latest Android KitKat. The rumor mill has pointed to plastic as well as metal design, similar to what Apple did with its iPhone 5S and 5C. The Galaxy S5 is anticipated to feature a 16MP main shooter and 3.2MP front camera. The device is also expected to feature a fingerprint scanner.