Samsung Teases Galaxy S 5 Features Ahead Of MWC

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Samsung has traditionally showcased its latest Galaxy S smartphones at its own events instead of revealing them at industry events like Mobile World Congress. If a teaser from the company is any indication, that may be changing this year.

This morning, Samsung shared a teaser image via its official Twitter account that shows what some of the icons on the Galaxy S 5 may look like. These icons also give us hints in regards to what kind of features we may see on Samsung's latest flagship device. Some of the features, like Social and Privacy, are no brainers, but it's interesting to see Fitness, Life, Outdoor and Curiosity make the list as well.

At this point, we don't know what a lot of these features correlate to, but it's always fun to speculate. For Fitness, Samsung could be more deeply integrating the Galaxy Gear into the Galaxy S 5 to better track your exercise and fitness goals. As for Life, it could mean that Samsung could be getting a head start in Quality of Life devices that are expected to hit the market in the coming years.

While Samsung would have you wait until later this month to learn more, the ever reliable @evleaks has a few more details on what me may be able to expect from the Galaxy S 5. Two tweets from late January indicate that the S 5 may have a fingerprint reader as well as software that renders maps in 3D.

It's also been revealed by @evleaks that the Galaxy S 5 will get a completely revamped UI that looks a lot like Windows Phone 8's Metro UI.

Here's another look at the UI from early January:

While this all certainly looks like a lot, we still know next to nothing about Samsung's latest flagship device. Compared to the Galaxy S 4, it's kind of surprising that Samsung has been able to keep so much a secret until now. We'll likely hear more about the device, however, as we approach its unveiling. We always do.

Image via Samsung Mobile/Twitter

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