Sneak Peek: Samsung’s New TouchWiz Smartphone Interface


Samsung appears to be working on a major overhaul of its TouchWiz user interface for Android. Leaked screenshots of the new interface — which sports a new lock screen and colorful new icons — surfaced on Twitter today, and it’s though this year’s Galaxy S5 could be the first handset to get it.

The screenshots come from @Evleaks, a Twitter account famous for its incredibly accurate leaks. They show the new lock screen, home screen, and icons Samsung has been working for its Android-powered device, and they suggest a pretty significant TouchWiz overhaul is on its way this year.

The new interface sports thinner, cleaner fonts, bright neon colors, and much simpler icons. I hate to say it, but it certainly seems as if someone (everyone) in Samsung’s design department has been playing with Apple’s latest iOS 7 software. It’s not exactly the same, of course, but it certainly follows some similar paths.

This particular design is by no means confirmed, however. Samsung is simply “exploring” this interface, @Evleaks says, so it’s possible that it could be scrapped in favor of something different. Whatever the case may be, here’s to hoping for some big TouchWiz changes with the Galaxy S5 later this year.