Remember how we told you that Samsung was getting ready to rethink the naming strategy for its Galaxy smartphones? Well, today the South Korean giant has officially announced this.
From now on, any new Galaxy handset will bear one of these five letters:
- S (Super Smart) – obviously, as the already-available Galaxy S i9000 and S II i9100 suggest, these will be Sammy’s top of the line Android handsets. Only flagship devices will be S-branded
- R (Royal or Refined) – still high-end devices, but not as good as the S ones. “A combination of power, performance and productivity for the individual who wants to be defined by the technology they carry”
- W (Wonder) – “high quality, strategic models, perfect for those seeking a balance between style and performance”
- M – (Magical) – these should be “high-performance” phones “at an economic price-point”
- Y – (Young) – cheap devices for teens or emerging markets
Other designations that will appear in official names:
- “Pro” – QWERTY-equipped smartphone
- “Plus” – “an upgrade from an existing model”
- “LTE” – we all know what this means
To celebrate the new naming scheme, Samsung has unveiled no less than four new Android smartphones: Galaxy W, Galaxy M Pro, Galaxy Y and Galaxy Y Pro.
The Galaxy W comes with a 3.7 inch WVGA display, 1.4GHz single-core processor, 5MP autofocus camera, and HSPA+ (14Mbps) connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Y has a smallish 3-inch QVGA display, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Buetooth 3.0, 2MP camera, and an 832Mhz processor.
The Galaxy M Pro and Galaxy Y Pro are QWERTY candybars with landscape displays. Both feature Wi-Fi, but the M Pro has higher specs, including a 1GHz processor and a 5MP camera.
All four new Galaxy handsets run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Samsung didn’t say when exactly they will become available, but “pretty soon” is probably a good guess.
Via Press release
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