Samsung releases exclusive themes for the Galaxy A (2016) series

Samsung releases exclusive themes for the Galaxy A (2016) series
If you have (or plan to buy) one of Samsung's new Galaxy A smartphones, you should be happy to find out that the company is offering a set of exclusive UI themes for them.

Available for free via Samsung's Theme Store, the new themes (11 of them - for now) seem to have pretty simple designs, though that's not a bad thing. These themes only show up if you're visiting the Theme Store on a new Galaxy A smartphone, including the Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), or Galaxy A7 (2016). At the moment, it's not clear if the themes also work on the Galaxy A9, but we assume that they do. After all, the A9 is newer than all other Galaxy A handsets.

As you may remember, Samsung started offering TouchWiz themes last year with the introduction of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. It looks like plenty of users are appreciating Samsung's themes, as they can dramatically change the aspect of TouchWiz.

Have you used any of Samsung's themes until now (of course, this implies owning a Galaxy smartphone)?

source: SamMobile



1. Avishek

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

How about releasing themes for A series(2015)..??

2. maherk

Posts: 7013; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

How about they release it to those who paid premium prices for the Galaxy S5 and Note 4? Samsung will never learn.

9. Hashed unregistered

Right on point, If themes engine doesn't make it to my S5, then it'll be the last Samsung to buy, the hardware is more than capable, so marketing tricks will not apply here. Have a nice day maherk.

10. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Definitely not S5. Note 4 maybe.

7. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

The older touchWiz version does not support the theme engine and therefore does not have the feature. TW had a major overhaul with the S6 and I think that's why the older phones weren't upgraded to the latest TW even though the android versions were bumped up in S5/Note 4. Samsung probably does not feel the need to spend the resources bring such a major upgrade which is a shame.

3. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

is it just me or the "simplexxx" wallpapers look just like the ones on the latest Xperias?

4. mixedfish

Posts: 1566; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

They're all taking design cues from Xperia, have a look at the LG V10 lock screen The similarities are uncanny considering LG has never used that type of design before.

5. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

I'd probably buy a A series phone if it had LTE in the US.

6. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Will come soon, at least A9 will come to US. They want to push Samsung Pay, so more phones more customers.

8. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

Why are these new themes exclusive to the A series, that is just stupid. They should just introduce it for all phones (which support themes) and market it for the A series. That way all parties will be happy.

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