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Samsung to reportedly ditch the Galaxy S naming scheme after Galaxy S9

The naming scheme for devices after the Galaxy S9 is said to be highly inspired by Samsung’s arch rival Apple.

  • Published: February 6, 2018 10:11 AM IST
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It seems like renaming smartphone series is a theme this season. It started with Google introducing Pixel to replace the Nexus lineup, and Apple too launched a new iPhone X alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. LG too is widely rumored to be adopting a new nomenclature for its flagship smartphone. It is now being reported that another company maybe following suit – Samsung.

Samsung, it seems, will be ditching the Galaxy S naming scheme after the launch of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Tekz24 reports. These flagship devices are scheduled to be unveiled at MWC 2018 later this month. In other words, there won’t be a Samsung Galaxy S10 next year.

Instead, Samsung is said to have to adopted a new nomenclature, which is shockingly inspired by arch rivals Apple. As per the report, Samsung’s flagship device for the next year will be called the ‘Galaxy X’. The company apparently wants to avoid product names such as the Galaxy S11, Galaxy S15 in the future. We wonder what the maker of the iPhone X will say about this.

While you can understand the reasons behind Samsung’s rumored decision, the Galaxy X moniker for its flagship smartphone is debatable. It is being long rumored that Samsung’s first foldable smartphone will be called the Galaxy X. We have come across trademark and patent filings, as well as alleged renders. It is difficult to believe that Samsung will use a foldable device as its mass produced flagship device. The use of Galaxy X name also makes you wonder what will happen to the Galaxy Note series.

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  • Published Date: February 6, 2018 10:11 AM IST