Samsung is giving its Smart TVs a serious revamp. Images posted on its Flickr stream show plans for a new look Smart Hub, which will be unveiled in full at CES 2013.

The new hub is all about simplicity. Gone is the distracting background, replaced with a plain black one. On top of that, the whole UI has been decluttered and simplified, to improve the user experience.

At the moment, Samsung's Smart hub is one of the best Smart TV experiences there is but is still lacking in terms of ease of use. This revamp should fix that, although until we get to play with it in person at CES we can't be sure.

Samsung's major shortfall, when compared to Apple, is in the way it delivers content. Simply put, it doesn't have iTunes. This redesign should make for a more competitive Samsung in content terms and could easily end up being applied to other devices.

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.