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

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.

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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67 Comments

1. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

mehhh

10. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

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

15. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

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

26. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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

18. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

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

27. BkingT22

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

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

54. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

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

37. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Look lovely to me!

50. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Looks eh to me.

64. tedkord

Posts: 17489; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Really? You? Color us shocked.

45. Medoohd

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 05, 2017

Yes soooooo beautiful

53. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Like the iPhone.....

61. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 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.

31. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

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.

47. Medoohd

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 05, 2017

Im agree with you But the systme looks beautiful and clean

51. FReDcc

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

Becoming more cleaner, Becoming more Apple-like.

2. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The s7 interface seems better to me.

3. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

double mehhh..

4. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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

6. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 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.

7. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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

22. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

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

28. BkingT22

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

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

48. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

A lot of icon packs launchers do

63. dazed1

Posts: 808; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

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

5. kerginaldo17 unregistered

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

8. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

there is a new cartoon in town..!

9. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

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

11. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 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.

30. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

How exactly does 'Samsung Experience' sound dirty??? Just curious.

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