Samsung Galaxy S6 reported to bring major TouchWiz changes, teasers goes live confirming metal build

Samsung has so long been using the same TouchWiz UI on almost all its flagship smartphone since quite sometime. It is likely that this time the firm will be launching a new updated version of the TouchWiz UI. Samsung has been claimed to revamp the UI optimizing its customized skin to near stock Android level. This is possible by cutting down some bloatware on the heavy handed fashion.

Samsung Galaxy S6

A recent report by SamMobile shows a detailed insight on the software front of the Galaxy S6. As per the same, the major change that the S6 will bring is the elimination of pre-installed Samsung applications. However, those apps that are removed are not known and it is possible for the S Note, S Health, S Voice or Scrapbook not to be preloaded anymore, but they are likely to be on the Galaxy App Store.

Instead, it is claimed that the Galaxy S6 will boast of applications such as OneDrive, Office Mobile with 365 days free subscription, OneNote and Skype. The TouchWiz UI on the Galaxy S6 is likely to be extremely fast as compared to that of Android Lollipop on the Note 4. Samsung is said to have adopted several animations and effects that came with Lollipop.

The changes that could arrive in the new TouchWiz UI include changes to the default keyboard app with a mix between the one on iOS and Galaxy Tab S, more themes, colorful apps, app drawer icon layout options and music app in full screen mode.

On the whole, it looks like Samsung is making the needed changes to the software’s looks and functionality to make it good for the end user.


In the meantime, Samsung has posted few teaser videos on Twitter for its Unpacked 2015 event scheduled on March 1st at the MWC 2015 tech show. The first teaser video discusses about the inspiration from a "Great vision" and "A unique view" for #TheNextGalaxy, which is the Galaxy S6. The video shows the camera lens hinting that it focuses on the imaging aspects.

The device is said to arrive with a 16MP sensor with optical image stabilization and a new Pro camera app based on the Lollipop’s new camera API. In another tweet via the official Twitter account of Samsung, it is claimed that the camera on its Galaxy S6 will “Find clarity in darkness”. 


The second teaser video, on the other hand discusses about the performance of #TheNextGalaxy and how faster the device can get things done, and result to give more time to others, hinting at wireless charging support.

The third teaser video gives us a glimpse of what inspired #TheNextGalaxy. The teaser reads "I am crafted from the beautiful things I see around me. They shape who I am."


Finally, the latest teaser video posted on YouTube by Samsung Mobile narrates couple of lines that catch your attention like "Metals will flow", "Beauty will be powerful", "Borders will disappears", "Reflections will be free", "New colors will be lit" and "The future will be the present," hints that the upcoming flagship smartphone will have a metal build, a curved screen, glass back and a new type of an AMOLED display.

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