Samsung teases new Galaxy S5 user interface ahead of Unpacked 5 event

By Alexandra Burlacu | Feb 11, 2014 08:48 AM EST

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 should make an official debut in just a couple of weeks, and Samsung is now teasing the smartphone's new interface.

Anticipation is building up for the next-generation Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphone as we get closer to launch. After various leaks and speculation about the device's specs, features and software, Samsung is now teasing the new Galaxy S5 interface.

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Previous leaks have already indicated that the upcoming Galaxy S5 would rock a new Samsung TouchWiz user interface, and the UI has popped up online on several occasions. Now we have an intriguing teaser straight from the source, showing a completely new look.

Samsung is holding an "Unpacked 5" event on Feb. 24 in Barcelona, the same day the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 kicks off. The company is widely expected to unveil its Galaxy S5 at the event.

The company has now posted a teaser image on its official Samsung Tomorrow blog, showing nine different icons: Speed, Outdoor, Curiosity, Fun, Social, Style, Privacy, Fitness, and Life. Each of the icons has a small "5" next to it, again hinting at the Samsung Galaxy S5.

The Speed icon could refer to a faster, more powerful processor, while Outdoor could either mean enhanced readability, louder profiles, or some protection against the elements (water-resistance, maybe?). Curiosity and Life sound intriguing, while the other icons are quite self-explanatory.

Overall, the icons seem flat, indicating a cleaner and more minimalistic approach with the upcoming UI. The new design is also a bit similar to the new Samsung Magazine UX the company launched with its latest Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro tablets that debuted last month at CES.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to boast notable changes and improvements over its predecessor and is one of the most highly-anticipated devices of this year. Several leaks and reports have mentioned high-end specs and features, but they are yet to be confirmed. With the Samsung Unpacked 5 event less than two weeks away, however, we'll soon get to know all about the company's next-generation flagship. Samsung may add some more teasers leading up to the event, so stay tuned for the latest news.



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