Samsung’s Unpacked 5 teaser hints at new interface for the Galaxy S5

Samsung’s official Twitter account has just posted a teaser for the company’s Unpacked 5 event, where the Galaxy S5 is expected to be announced, and the accompanying image might have given away the fact that the S5 will sport a considerably different interface. The image talks of various things, such as Speed (a hint at the new Exynos processor inside the device), Privacy, Outdoor (could the S5 be ruggedized?), Fun, Social, and Fitness, and the way the icons in the image are designed are a good indication of the expected redesign that Samsung’s software is expected to get with the coming of the Galaxy S5 (the icon for S Health, for example, isn’t the same as the one seen on Samsung devices today.)

The Galaxy S5 is expected to sport a 5.25-inch display of 2K resolution, an Exynos 6 octa-core / quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16-megapixel rear camera, 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 32/64 GB of storage and a microSD slot, a 3,200 mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat with a refined user interface. It will come in both a metallic and plastic variant, most likely with a fingerprint scanner on-board, and launch in markets sometime in March.


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  1. octacore again. for those who want to buy this s5 thing, wait for the snapdragon version. XD

    • Supposed Samsung interviews mentioned 8 Core Exynos 64 bit and 8 Core ARM 64 bit. I would like to see them utilize core combos for motion and speech recognition. 4 main cores for the OS and apps, 2 cores for the Motion Sensor and 2 cores for the Speech Input and recognition. A Logical approach and actually more innovative than Apple’s approach that copied Moto X with multiple CPUs.
      1 Central MultiCPU all on the same piece of silicon. Independent caches and RAM. All running at 64 bit with true 64 bit throughput and ample RAM so as to not set up for cache clogs. The Linux 64 bit Kernel is extremely efficient and obviously the fastest UI based OS on the planet.

      • @DrPixel…..u forgot to mention the free shopping cart to push around the car battery powering this device your are mentioning of…lol

  2. Wow! What a major UI change for touchwiz!

  3. Does the ROM for i9500 with KitKat is only with the new interface? February 11 and nothing kitkat for i9500

    • They haven’t said much at all about the 4.4.2 for the i9500. I have the i9505. I am still on 4.2.2, rooted and really don’t plan to upgrade. I am waiting to see the S5 in unlocked (i9xxx series). If it isn’t up to snuff, i’ll stay at the S4 for now.

  4. This is Tizen.

  5. Those are the same style icons featured on the Pro series tablets. Not a radical redesign.

  6. Guys this is typically a note 3 with no s-pen feature i thought every new galaxy line was suppose to bewild us just like the all time now-neglected samsung galaxy s3 did (it still do for some of us).Though the s4′s other quad A15 cores are mind blogging.

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