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Galaxy S8 user interface and icons showcased in a series of images

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Galaxy S8 user interface

Galaxy S8 user interface

Thanks to myriad live images, videos, press renders and other tidbits, we've got a pretty good inkling of what Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ will offer. Through the aforementioned leaks, we've also caught a few glimpses of the user interface, which appears to have been given a customary refresh. Thanks to a handful of new images extracted from a recent APK of Samsung Smart Switch, we can take a closer look at the tweaked UI and the modified icons therein.

While the images are not of high resolution, they do offer a decent peek at what S8 users can expect to see when they fire up their devices for the first time. It's almost certain that the forthcoming duo will be based on Android 7.0 Nougat, with Samsung's own enhancements perched atop. Formerly known as TouchWiz, Sammy recently changed the moniker for its custom high-end overlay to Samsung Experience. The switch was befitting of the company's continued transition towards a more functional, simplistic setup and judging by latest screenshots, the S8 will very much continue in this ilk. 

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are set to be announced at a special Unpacked event on March 29th, with an end user roll-out to begin from April 21st. In the meantime, take a peek at the gallery below for the screenshots, and as ever, stay tuned for the latest Galaxy S8-related info as it's made available.


source: SamMobile

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posted on 13 Mar 2017, 12:10 6

1. mastachaz (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


mehhh

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 12:56 25

10. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 484; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


Clearly I'm in the minority, but I think it looks great. Clean and simple.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 13:07 19

15. Mreveryphone (Posts: 982; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


I'll join you in that minority and agree with you... They look good... A break from the norm...

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 13:15 15

18. Xperia14 (Posts: 744; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


It looks great in my opinion as well! Indeed very clean and simple, I like it!

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 13:30 13

26. trojan_horse (Posts: 3280; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Once I'm in a minority, it becomes majority.
So count me in!

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 13:30

27. BkingT22 (Posts: 15; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


agreed it looks awesome but the lack of an app draw really Sammy leave that to LG and Apple.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 13:35 9

31. Tyrion_Lannister (Posts: 574; Member since: 21 Oct 2016)


Icons don't matter, you can always change them with nova launcher, or Samsung's themes. What matters is how the UI looks, which they don't show here unfortunately.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 14:29 1

37. keithtae (Posts: 526; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Look lovely to me!

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 15:21 1

45. Medoohd (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Mar 2017)


Yes soooooo beautiful

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 15:26 1

47. Medoohd (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Mar 2017)


Im agree with you
But the systme looks beautiful and clean

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 15:57 1

50. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15778; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Looks eh to me.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 15:58 1

51. FReDcc (Posts: 68; Member since: 11 Jun 2015)


Becoming more cleaner, Becoming more Apple-like.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 16:08 1

53. nctx77 (Posts: 2209; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Like the iPhone.....

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 16:20

54. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 541; Member since: 07 May 2014)


I read somewhere it will be there with just a swipe up, just like pixel

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 00:19

61. Podrick (Posts: 995; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Better than current touchwiz but the stock icons still not my taste. But hey, they have theme engine which makes it look great! I love the material dark theme.

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 03:41

64. tedkord (Posts: 13039; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Really? You? Color us shocked.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 12:13 2

2. brasstax (Posts: 326; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The s7 interface seems better to me.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 12:14 5

3. Stappy3 (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)


double mehhh..

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 12:17 1

4. kiko007 (Posts: 4429; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


I like the look of the new set and all....but that maps one has me triggered.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 12:24 3

6. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 541; Member since: 07 May 2014)


Because that is google's icon. The Youtube, Gmail, and google icons are also similar.Stock google icons with placeholder. Samsung Should customize those icons to match the rest of the icons.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 12:26

7. kiko007 (Posts: 4429; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


I know. I wasn't blaming Sammy for Google's.....impedance.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 13:25 2

22. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 484; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


All the "Google" branded apps look like they are in a folder lol

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 13:32

28. BkingT22 (Posts: 15; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


i don't think they can change them.. rights on all

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 15:29

48. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 541; Member since: 07 May 2014)


A lot of icon packs launchers do

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 02:16

63. dazed1 (Posts: 481; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


If it was from fruit phone it would make you dancing.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 12:18

5. kerginaldo17 (Posts: 350; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Since we know all about the system at least in leaks, it would be good some show from photos taken with the s8

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 12:36 2

8. R-vjn (Posts: 234; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


there is a new cartoon in town..!

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 12:41

9. SleeperOne (Posts: 189; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


Can we please pretty please have all the icon styles forced to match? This drives me insane.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 12:57

11. Mixkhata1 (Posts: 91; Member since: 26 Feb 2017)


I don't like the name 'Samsung Experience'. It sounds dirty in my mind. They shouldhave stuck with Grace UI. That was a beautiful name.

posted on 13 Mar 2017, 13:33 2

30. trojan_horse (Posts: 3280; Member since: 06 May 2016)


How exactly does 'Samsung Experience' sound dirty???

Just curious.

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