Samsung May Revamp UI For Galaxy S 5 [Rumor]


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At CES, Samsung introduced us to a number of new mobile devices, including the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO. As expected, the Galaxy S 5 was nowhere to be seen as the company will likely unveil its latest flagship smartphone in February or March.

As is the case with any major hardware launch, the rumors and leaks are starting to roll in with the always reliable @evleaks sharing what may be the new home screen on the Galaxy S5.

If the above leak is legitimate, Samsung will be ditching its long-standing TouchWiz UI in favor of one that's more akin to Windows Phone 8's metro UI. It certainly won't be the first Android device manufacturer to do so as HTC uses a similar UI in its HTC One smartphones.

So, we have an idea of what the UI will look like, but what about the Galaxy S5's hardware specs? SamMobile reported last week that Samsung's latest device will have a 2560x1440 display, Snapdragon 805 CPU, 16MP rear-facing camera and Android 4.4. The site also reported that Samsung's latest would be offered in plastic or metal - the latter of which would be a premium offering for those who want a luxury device.

While we have no word yet on when Samsung will unveil its latest flagship device, current rumors say the phone will be unveiled in March. If it's anything like the Galaxy S4, a launch should follow shortly in April.

Image via @evleaks/Twitter