Dec 2nd, 2015

We’re all wondering if Samsung is going to make some big changes to TouchWiz for their forthcoming Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrades, but a new leak purports to take a lot of the mystery out of it. What you’re seeing is a potential snapshot of what Samsung is currently doing for their Marshmallow build, and it looks promising.

For starters, they seem to be going with an even more flat approach to design and iconography. Flat is in, folks. They are also favoring a brighter color scheme that goes easy on the eyes with blue on white. Many of the icons and system apps show such flair.

One other big change being teased here is a full-on manual mode for the camera app. This’ll give you access to fine tune settings such as ISO, exposure, shutter speed and white balance, features which we saw on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 but haven’t yet seen on other models in Samsung’s flagship lineup. (To be clear, there are options for some of these settings in the current firmware but not to the extent that the Marshmallow update seems to bring.)

We’re not yet sure if this will also eventually bring us the ability to shoot photos in RAW format (it’s possible with a third-party camera if you have the latest Android 5.1.1 update, but not in the default camera app) but we’re keeping our fingers crossed. We’re still not yet privy to Samsung’s exact release plans for these upgrades, though the latest rumors suggest we won’t have much more than a month before the first rollout begins.

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