Samsung Galaxy series gets simplified naming, announces 4 new Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung has announced that they have adopted a new simplified naming strategy for its GALAXY range of smartphones. This would categorize the phones into five classes mentioned by a single letter. They have also launched new GALAXY W, GALAXY M Pro, GALAXY Y and GALAXY Y Pro smartphones that runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

New Naming system for Galaxy Smatphones

  • “S” (Super Smart / Flagship) will only be used on flagship devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S
  • “R” (Royal / Refined / Premium) are the Premium category models that combines power, performance and productivity
  • “W” (Wonder / High Tier) are the High quality, strategic models, perfect for those seeking a balance between style and performance.
  • “M” (Magical / Mid-Tier) are the High-performance models at an economic price-point.
  • “Y” (Young / Entry Level) are entry models for emerging markets or for the younger audience more sensitive to price.

There are also class indication for some of the Galaxy Smatphones

  • “Pro” indicates that the device includes a QWERTY keyboard for better messaging and email
  • “Plus” indicates that the device is an upgrade from an existing model.
  • “LTE” indicates that the device is designed to utilize LTE (Long-Term Evolution) connectivity standards, a 4G standard to provide increased mobile network capacity and speed.

These phones would be showcased at IFA in Berlin next week.

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