Samsung hints at new TouchWiz design for Galaxy S5

A new image for Samsung's upcoming Unpacked event suggests a simpler, flatter interface for the next Galaxy smartphone.

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Samsung's Galaxy S5 is expected to debut on February 24 at an event dubbed Unpacked. Now Samsung is teasing new features that may pop up in the new smartphone.

The latest image touting the event displays a series of icons for different categories, notably Speed, Outdoor, Curiosity, Fun, Social, Style, Privacy, Fitness, and Life. The categories themselves may point to new apps or at least a stronger focus on areas such as fitness and privacy. But it's also the design of the icons that seems to reveal a new direction.

The icons sport a flat and unadulterated appearance, suggesting a similar look in store for the TouchWiz interface on the Galaxy S5. Prior reports have suggested that Samsung will alter the design of its homegrown interface for its next flagship phone . Based on the icons, a cleaner look will be among those alterations.

Samsung's February 24 Unpacked Event takes place in Barcelona, Spain.

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