In this article we’ll be discussing the potential new Samsung Galaxy S9 TouchWiz features that may make it into the Galaxy S9 upon its release in 2018. Despite the fact there’s plenty of time until we see the 9th generation Galaxy S smartphone, attention is turning to what is already being heralded to an industry redefining flagship.
More Always-on Features
The always-on display was a major convenience feature first introduced to the Galaxy S7. With an always-on display, Galaxy S9 owners can see details such as the time, date, missed calls and unread text messages at a glance without the need to switch the display on.
Technically part of the display is still turned on when the always-on feature is active but the majority of the display is switched off so that battery isn’t wasted. On the Galaxy S9 TouchWiz software we expect to see new features for the always-on display. If you can get it as a standard lock screen notification, chances are the always-on feature on the Galaxy S9 will be able to showcase it.
Multi-Window, Snappable Apps, Multitasking
With a performance increase from it’s predecessors, the Galaxy S9 has a chance to truly make the most out of new multitasking features. Over the years, the multi-window utility on the TouchWiz interface has become more powerful and has started to support more apps. We think the new multitasking experience on TouchWiz will start with more support for multi-window apps.
Apps will be easier to swap between and it should be far easier for the Galaxy S9 to run multiple apps simultaneously. On top of this, the Galaxy S9 TouchWiz interface could have support for snappable apps that could fit to the display in a similar manner to Windows 10 snap assist for viewing multiple programs at once.
Android Inspired Home Screen
Samsung will always keep hold of certain themes and appearances for their TouchWiz interface but they’re not afraid to adapt it either. If Android makes any major stock interface changes from now till the release of the Galaxy S9, expect to see similar changes made to the TouchWiz home screen and overall UI.