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There’s one new Galaxy S6 feature you don’t really need, but you’ll want it anyway

Published Feb 27th, 2015 2:11PM EST

Yes, almost everything about the Galaxy S6 has apparently leaked already, but there are still things that weren’t included in recent reports. One of them is a software feature that you don’t really need on the phone, but one that could turn out to be very helpful for people who want to make the Galaxy S6 their own without worrying too much about getting third-party customization tools.

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The Galaxy S6 will apparently have the same preinstalled themes feature that’s available on the Galaxy A4 and Galaxy A5, allowing users to quickly change the entire appearance of the handset, SamMobile has learned.

“Icons, color bar, voice tones, background image and background color in menus,” are some of the items users will be able to instantly change by selecting an appropriate theme from the Theme Center application. Additionally, system sounds, fonts and something called “Events” will also change depending on the theme.

It’s not clear at this time whether the Theme Center app will include only themes provided by Samsung, or whether third-party themes will also be available to users from within the same app.

What’s more exciting about the Galaxy S6, in terms of Samsung software features, is that most of them will be missing completely, as the company has finally decided to make TouchWiz bloatware optional. A recent report from the same publication revealed that only two Samsung apps (and a Galaxy Apps portal to the others) will be preloaded on the handset.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.