Galaxy S5 Release Date Will Introduce Improvments to TouchWiz

A new teaser poster that reveals the release date for the Galaxy S5 also displays new icons that will most likely be used for the next version of TouchWiz.

The image features the date and time of the event where it is expected to be unveiled along with redesigned TouchWiz icons for Speed, Outdoor, Curiosity, Fun, Social, Style, Privacy, Fitness and Life.

These nine attributes will characterize the smartphone, according to Samsung.

Two different models of what could be the Galaxy S5 appeared in AnTuTu benchmarks last week.

One of the variants goes by the codename SM-G900H, with the other going by SM-G900R4. They feature slightly different specifications, with the latter model coming with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with clock speed of 2.5GHz, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, qHD display, a 16-megapixel sensor a 2.1-megapixel front shooter and Android 4.4.2, KitKat.

The SM-G900H is said to be the more standard variant that will come with an Octa-core Samsung Exynos 5422 SoC with a clock speed of 1.5GHz, ARM Mali-T628 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Full HD display, 16-megapixel main camera, a 2.1 megapixel front camera and Android 4.4.2 on board.

The Galaxy S5 is rumored to be unveiled at Samsung's "Unpacked" event set to take place on Feb. 24. The New York Times is reporting that the S5 will launch there and that it will be unveiled alongside the Galaxy Gear 2 smart watch. The event will be a bit less flashy than the Galaxy S4's unveiling, according to those familiar with the matter.

The Times also confirmed that the device would feature a 16-megapixel camera and would not have the rumored iris scanner on board. This report is in line with a previous one that quoted words from Samsung's VP who said the S5 will be a "back to basics" device.