Samsung Galaxy S6 edge: new TouchWiz interface in images

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge: new TouchWiz interface in images
Samsung's TouchWiz is the blessing and curse of Android. Some people love it, others hate it, but it seems to leave no place for neutral opinions. An overwhelming majority of people agree that it's a feature-rich skin and its huge popularity prove that there is something very good about it, but speed does not seem to be one of those things. 

That's why we were looking forward to see how Samsung changed TouchWiz, and good news is that at first sight it does appear to be a bit faster than before.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge come with a brand new version of the TouchWiz user interface that is also changed in terms of visual style - it's sleeker, with a modern view taking clues for Material Design with color-coded apps and some (but not all icons) touched up.

Of course, Android 5.0 Lollipop is under the hood, meaning you get the new card-based notifications, and all the other improvements coming with the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. Rather than talk about it, though, let's first explore it in this collection of Galaxy S6 TouchWiz screenshots.

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)
Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. darushah.shah

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Eagerly waiting for this to be ported to my galaxy S5

7. gabriel2

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

It's so beautiful make me want to cry thank you Samsung for the best user interface ever with built-in themes to follow I will never give you up for any other smartphone

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Really best user interface?, its an upgrade from past touchwiz, other would prefer sense etc. For myself the best user interface is the one that started this whole flat and clean trend that has caught on like wildfire.

18. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

What's really worrying is that in almost all the videos and pictures, the ram usage is 2.2 GB, and only 400 mb free, if that's true. Then it's a deal breaker for me. Cause it's not just one demo phone, many of them are the same. I would rather buy a Note 4 or wait for the Note 5 and hang on to my S5 for the time being

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Ha, without even looking if the phone is ruin g as fast as that with what you just said I take it now

25. sachouba

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

The RAM is not actively used, it is always almost full because the closed apps remain in the RAM so that they can be opened faster the next time you use them and to use less energy (deleting every app from the cache and then opening them again consumes energy and is useless). But if you need more RAM, the cache will be deleted, and it will be instantaneous thanks to the new LPDDR4.

26. aksara

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 12, 2015

in case you're really worried about the ram usage, maybe you need to read this: ww*w.phonearena.com/news/Task-killers-and-memory-c​leaners-can-actually-do-more-harm-than-good-and-yo​u-should-stop-using-them_id64970 (remove the *) I hope it helps :D

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Any idea the number of bloat apps that is preinstalled with the phone?

10. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

it was in an article before. alot less than previous. very minimal

3. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

What is that "pro" feature in the camera app?

6. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

it will allow you to take non processed photos so you can do all the editing yourself. its manly for people who take photos professionally. although I'll probably find myself playing around with the pro mode, just to see what all you can do to a photo. I might be Wrong

11. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Okay. But you can control the shutter speed?

12. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

idk possibly i guess we'll just have to find out when pa does a in depth article about it

4. amcasper unregistered

I like the improvements made for touchwiz and other Samsung apps. Do you think that they with be available as updates to previous Samsung devices and or updated through the Samsung Apps store?

5. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Does note4 will have this tw too?

8. amcasper unregistered

No... Almost every Samsung Galaxy smartphone has a different ui... Until an update like android lollipop where the ui is updated for every phone which receives it.

9. amcasper unregistered

Perhaps when the note 4 is updated to 5.1 well will see some features from the new touch wiz.

13. fepecy

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

I'm sold on this. Just when i was on my bragging rights parade for my Note 4, THIS! Damn Lord, have mercy on my pockets.

14. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

The same boring stuff like always...

15. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Since 2007.

16. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Actually this is very good if the bloat were and lags are kept minimal.

21. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The phone as no lags, the apps draw open with no delay at all, the clipboard crap on the left show without any delay (both as big time lag on note4

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

From what I see, Samsung did enough to game over everyone this year but if they put say a few billion to poach some Sense software designers next year, it would really game over game over.

22. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

For once TW doesn't make my eyes bleed. I'm glad they finally changed the system fonts.

23. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Surely it is the apps that are loaded by default that cause the bloat and lag, not the launcher?

24. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

All what I can say is that I can verify that Samsung has improved. A lot... Starting with the Exynos 7420 built with a superior 14 nm, UFS storage and mesmerising QHD 5.1 inch display. And now TouchWiz is refined and materialised. Not to mention the design change (well I like the S6 edge, but hell it is too heavy on my money :'D ) and finally, making it thinner. Well what I am curious about now is, the battery life of that phone (which I guess it will be good enough) and the quality of the sound in both the headphones/ear buds and the speakers, which I was hoping to be front facing. All what I can say, thank you Sammy. Well that is my opinion, no offense

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