New rumors proceed to trickle out relating to a big identify change Samsung could also be planning for its 2020 Galaxy S11 lineup — a Galaxy S11 lineup that won’t even be known as that in any respect.
We already reported right here, based mostly on the tip from well-known insider Ice Universe, that Samsung might take a cue from the beginning of a brand new decade (the ’20s) and use that to inject one thing new into the branding of what is going to be some of the necessary Android handsets of 2020. Now, based mostly partly on distributors like case producer Schnailcase, evidently much more adjustments may very well be in retailer for the brand new cellphone collection branding. In brief: The “e-” branded cellphone identify would go away (the identify, not the cellphone), which might make the cellphone we’d been calling the Galaxy S11 till now the brand new entry-level mannequin.
That S11, nevertheless, can be renamed because the Galaxy S20. The S11+ can be renamed because the S20+ (because the mid-tier of the lineup), whereas the most costly handset can be renamed because the S20 Extremely. All of it, after all, much like the naming conference Apple just lately instituted for the iPhone 11 — with the Roman numerals going away altogether in order that the iPhone 11 grew to become the brand new base mannequin, and going up from there.
What’s in a reputation, actually? Going ahead, this begs the query of whether or not or not it’s outdoors the realm of risk that Samsung may launch the S30 in 2021, after which the S40, and so forth. Will the identify alone indicate a serious leap ahead within the minds of some shoppers? It’s additionally price noting that Samsung has been utilizing this numbering system for mid-range gadgets from its Galaxy A and M collection — so, telephones just like the Galaxy A90 and M40, respectively.
Forward of the tenth anniversary of the launch of Samsung’s flagship cellphone, there had been scattered experiences that Samsung may go for a special naming conference of some variety to mark the event. That, after all, didn’t occur, however now evidently Samsung is about to modify the S-phone lineup to branding that presumably helps higher place it in opposition to Apple within the minds of some individuals. Calling its new entry-level cellphone the Galaxy S11, for instance, definitely makes it sound like a cellphone that’s a technology behind subsequent 12 months’s iPhone 12.