It’s no longer a secret that Samsung is readying a successor for the Galaxy S4. In fact it’s no longer a secret when the device will be announced, as a Samsung representative confirmed that the Galaxy S5 release date has been set for March – April time frame. Because we are getting close to the smartphone’s announcement, more details about it are starting to hit the web.
The infamous @evleaks has once more gave us a look inside Samsung’s next gen flagship smartphone. This time he revealed the smartphone’s UI. It seems that the Koreans are preparing predictive search or information cards for the interface of the Samsung Galaxy S5. To me, it looks like the lovechild of Google Now and Widow Phone’s Live Tiles. Aside that, it looks pretty cool. And it should be pretty useful, too, as it provides information on temperature, flight, package tracking, appointments, and more.
But how is the Galaxy S5 TouchWiz UI different from Google Now? As you probably noticed (or not), it will offer support for social media integration, allowing the user to see check-ins, news feed, or birthdays.
Unfortunately, there’s no way we can confirm whether the leaked screenshots are the real deal or just a mockup. Even though @evleaks’ rumors are mostly true, we are advising you to take it with a pinch of salt.
In case you have missed the Galaxy S5 rumors of the last couple of months, we are informing you that the Samsung flagship is expected to arrive with an impressive 5.25-inch screen with QHD resolution (2,560 x 1,440), 3 GB RAM, octo-core Exynos 6 processor (64-bit) / quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 16 MP primary camera, fingerprint sensor (maybe even iris scanning technology), and Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.
It was also rumored that Samsung will make two body variants for the Samsung Galaxy S5: one made of metal and the other one made of plastic.