Here's what the new Samsung TouchWiz UI might look like

Word on the street has it that Samsung's upcoming Unpacked event will be modest in contrast with the fanfare we witnessed last year. This doesn't mean, however, that the show would not be worth watching. After all, that's when Samsung is expected to announce its Galaxy S5 smartphone, along with the new and improved TouchWiz user interface. The latter is believed to be simpler and less flashy compared to previous TouchWiz iterations, as suggested by those leaked screenshots and the look of the redesigned S Health app. Also, the next TouchWiz UI will be flatter. Much flatter – perhaps about as flat as those icons in the image above. 

The image was posted on Twitter by Samsung about an hour ago, so we know that what we're seeing is legitimate. And if our intuition is to be trusted, this could very well be a teaser exposing the design and features of the new TouchWiz user interface. The UI will be focused on speed, style, fun, privacy, heath, and much more, judging by the clues, so we should be expecting the next TouchWiz to be no less feature-rich than its previous versions. 

The highly-anticipated Samsung Unpacked event is scheduled for February 24, and from the looks of it, a livestream of it will be available via YouTube. 

source: Twitter



1. hateftotti

Posts: 233; Member since: May 03, 2011

New interface New design New Galaxy

7. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Yay for YouTube Live Stream. Samsung copying LG G2 launch (I'm kidding).

17. ReaperChief

Posts: 31; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Samsung had a Youtube Live Stream for at least 2 years now..

41. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Really??? Crap. I would have loved to see the Note 3 unveiling.

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Wait for design buddy, we still don't know s5 design. Maybe they r coming with note 3 design which is likely same design.

42. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Do people actually LIKE this "flat" look? Ive hated it since WP7 and W8 first debutted, but it seems everyone is in a hurry to switch over to this, when I can quite recall that most people complained about the look of iOS7 and that Wp 7, 8, and W8 has never achieved widespread adoption despite being on board for more than 3 years. Is it fair to say that Touchwiz/NatureUX is not a mature enough look? Yes. But you can still have flash with subtlety, so why aren't we seeing that?

2. surethom

Posts: 1741; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Hideous flat & old fashion looking icons

3. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I've seen something similar before. It was on Samsung's very own YP-P2 and P3 media players (excellent iPod alternatives BTW) so I would hope those aren't the only choice of style for the new TW. I hope there are changeable/ alternate themes available like with LG phones.

4. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Never I found any logic to comment on how good or bad circles, squares, rectangles look. They are basic geometric forms.

12. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i believe this will soon become an icon pack to download

5. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Reminds me alot of the firefox os icons.

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

meego and sailfish

8. AppleHateBoy unregistered

And iOS 7. (Sorry. Couldn't help it.)

9. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

And for what its worth. The ipod nano 7gen os

20. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

I get the meego vibe as well!

15. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

LG icons

38. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

No... it is taken from their own early Tizen prototype....

10. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Aka Nokia Belle xD

11. XperiaOptimusOne unregistered

Less gimik and more practical functions please.

43. willard12 unregistered

What practical functions would you like?

13. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

That Teaser Image does not only "teases" the new TouchWiz UI but also new features that will come with the S5. "Outdoor" could either mean that Samsung is following Sony's route of making their devices waterproof or it could be the integration of more outdoor sensors like barometer, altimeter, thermometer...think of a Casio Pro-Trek build into your smartphone.

14. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Meego crossed with ios7. Its funny how samsung fans insisted that touchwiz is 'really good' when sammy itself is about to ditch it. But M$ could learn a thing or two from this...

16. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Samsung ditching TW?? When?

18. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

It aint ditching. Samsung just spicing things up

22. SleepingOz unregistered

Didn't Samsung buy Meego? And what they are ditching is that outdated Nature UX, not the features.

19. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

LOL! FIrefox OS icons copycat combined with nokia belle/asha??? Thats what a great copycat can do!!! LOL!!!

28. T.F.O.A

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

LOL i'm not surprised afterall, samsung been like this multiple times :|

21. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Symbian and xperia icons

23. bogdancirstea

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

these are obviously Nokia Icons. Just type "nokia icons" on google and you'll see what i'm about here

24. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

symbian *cough*

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