Monday, 1 December 2014

Samsung Galaxy E Series Tipped Again; TouchWiz UI Themes Leaked

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Following Galaxy A series, the South Korean giant - Samsung - seems all set to launch the earlier reported new series with a single letter naming convention, the purported Galaxy E series.
Last week, two alleged Galaxy E series devices were spotted (via Sammobile) on Indian export/ import website Zauba. Listed as SM-E500F and SM-E700F, the smartphones are speculated to be the anticpated Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7. While there are no details available about the SM-E500F, the SM-E700F is listed to be a dual-SIM device with 5.5-inch touchscreen.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy A series is anticipated to add the Galaxy A7 smartphone soon, as the device has gone through FCC certification in the US. The listing reveals that the Galaxy A7 will sport a 5.2-inch HD (1080x1920 pixels) display; a 64-bit 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor; a 2 GB of RAM; a 12-megapixel rear camera; a 5-megapixel front camera; 16 GB of internal storage; Bluetooth; Wi-Fi; GPS; NFC; 4G LTE, and Android 4.4 KitKat. These specifications are completely in-line with previous GFXBench leaks.
Notably, Samsung is yet to launch the Galaxy A3 smartphone unveiled in October, but it reportedly got delayed because of production issues. The Galaxy A7 handset that was much-leaked alongside the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5, has still not yet been announced - possibly another symptom of the yield issues.
Last week, a Samsung China listing revealed the pricing of Galaxy A5, which is CNY 2599 (approximately Rs. 26,000). The smartphone, which was also set to launch in November, is now being rumoured to launch in December.
On the other hand, Samsung is reportedly planning to introduce themes in the newer version of TouchWiz UI globally. Notably, this option is already present on the Chinese variants of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy Note 4, and the Galaxy S5.
samsung_touchwiz_themes_screenshots_cinquetacche.jpgThe purported images (via Sammobile) of the new 'Themes' option have surfaced online with showcasing five themes named - Samsung Basic, Natural, Craft, Classic, and Sweet. But it is not clear whether Samsung will release an SDK for developers to create more themes.
The option will reportedly be present under the 'Display and wallpaper' section in the Settings menu or could be accessed after a long-press the home screen wallpaper or from the Quick Settings.