Samsung Galaxy S5's rumored new UI leaked ahead of release

By on January 21, 2014, 11:00 AM

A lot is being speculated about Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone Galaxy S5. Most notably, it is reportedly coming with a whole new user interface. Noted leaker @evleaks has posted an image of the home screen, which looks like a hybrid of HTC's BlinkFeed and Google Now.

The leaked interface, if legitimate, showcases Samsung's new approach to design. Similar to Windows Phone, It features bright colored tiles with important stuff like maps, flight updates, sports updates, local events, and more. Even a message from a friend is displayed as a tile with their photo and excerpt of text.

As already reported, the new Galaxy S5 is rumored to sport features like 16MP camera, a 2560 x 1440 AMOLED display around 5.25-inches in size, and more. It will be available in plastic as well as metal versions, and will pack Android 4.4 'KitKat'. There were also rumors that it may feature eye scanning technology as an answer to Apple's fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s, though Samsung has only admitted to be 'studying the possibility.'

Although there is lot of brouhaha over the new UI, there is no proof that it will make it to a real product. For what it's worth Samsung has openly noted they're not as good in software as they are in hardware, and going forward the company plans to double its efforts in this area. A redesigned UI for the Galaxy line might be in order.

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