Alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 screenshot shows new TouchWiz UI with round, flat icons

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 screenshot shows new TouchWiz UI with round, flat icons
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to ship with a brand new, redesigned TouchWiz user interface, and this alleged first screenshot shows the design U-turn that Samsung took towards flat icons and simplicity. The Galaxy S5 screenshot shows the same icons that Samsung itself teased two days ago, and looks like the real deal. The image has been republished by French resource NoWhereElse, but the actual source of the image is clearly located somewhere in China, judging by the writing.

You can clearly spot the ‘Outdoor’ and ‘Curiosity’ icons that Samsung teased, and in this screenshot those seem to be related to positioning and discoverability, accordingly.

This radical change in TouchWiz might be the big surprise from Samsung at Mobile World Congress. The company has been criticized by many for its TouchWiz skin that takes up a lot of storage space, features many gimmicky features, and comes with a bit too cartoonish looks. Samsung might just have decided to overhaul it completely.

The first hints of the Samsung Galaxy S5 have also surfaced recently, with dimensions claiming that it’d have a slightly larger, 5.24” display, but retain almost the same size as the Galaxy S4 thanks to narrower bezels.

source: NoWhereElse (translated) via GSM Arena

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1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

Ok looks good but what about design??? if it looks like previous galaxy It will be bad for me

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Only 12 more days till we find out ! #excited. Gotta give props to Samsung for keeping a tight lid on the design aspect. After the Steve Jobs era, Samsung is probably the only company who is able to keep some secrets, if not all.

15. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If it last 12 more days this will be the first major phone with no actual proof of the leaks before it is launched.

2. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

I would change it on the spot

3. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Horrible flat basic & cheap looking icons.

13. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

They are trying to optimize it with their cheap designs!

24. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

But if u make the icons pop out. They look like tits. Sammy aint ready for tities

28. technogardian

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Samsung Copy Cat again copied ASHA icone. give a Hands on On ASHA 503.

4. ChildInTime

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Hey Samsung, Symbian called and asked for it's icons back.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Symbians icons weren't round. Nor were they so simple looking with white background. If anything iOS' icons look like Symbians'

9. SleepingOz unregistered

19. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Ya right.. Circle is patent of Symbian (read Nokia)... Think before commenting...

21. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Anyways symbian is alnost dead.

29. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Sorry wrong number. This is the correct number to call:

7. phljcnth

Posts: 559; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The screen is likely an LCD since Samsung doesn't use white menu for its devices with Super AMOLED displays. And if it's really an LCD then it's not the Galaxy S5.

14. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Or Samsung may have cracked the secret to displaying white efficiently.

8. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Nokia, is that you?

27. afegit

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

are you a troll? these are obviously samsung's unique Tizen icons. The next gen touchwiz-equipped samsung is gona dominate 2014 and destroy all other manufacturers like nokia and HTC

10. banglazbless

Posts: 136; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

This is everybody's doings but samsung smdh. These morans never quit

11. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I Love them because you feel much closer to the icons with your fingers. The reason is that samsung will use thinner display technology which makes you feel touching the stuff being shown on display. It will be amazing.

12. InspiredSkye

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

Why is it that hard for Samsung to make a nice looking minimal UI? So much money spent on lawsuits for mocking other company etc. and can't afford good designers? I have a Note 2 right now which is my third Samsung device and god damn, I really have enough of that ugly UI, although the phone works great.

20. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Have you seen Magazine UX on new samsung tablets???? Thats your answer..

16. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Isn't this the tizen ui? Am sure the tizen ui looked just like this.

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I think you're right.

18. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

iOS 7-ish settings menu except it's round rather than boxed.

22. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

I see that a 3rd grader is still designing the Sammys UI. Oh well, just glad HTC is around.

23. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Seems a little iOS 7-esque Wonder what Apple's lawyers will say about this.

25. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

hahaha flat icon i remember where it come first

26. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

This is the Tizen UI.

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