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Exclusive: Development of Samsung U series smartphones on hold?


Last updated: December 15th, 2014 at 11:23 UTC+01:00

Previously, we reported that Samsung might launch new series of smartphones with single alphabet naming convention, just like the A series. The U series was supposed to be among those new smartphones, but it has come to our notice that Samsung has halted its development. The reason for this delay is not known yet but if we were to hazard a guess, Samsung might have made this move to give the launch of the Galaxy S6 a spotlight it deserves. Samsung might launch the U series smartphones after the release of the upcoming Galaxy S6. The Korean smartphone giant had delayed the launch of Galaxy A series of smartphones, the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5, due to some issues while manufacturing metal cases for the devices. Samsung is currently preparing its next-generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, which is internally codenamed as Project Zero.

Coming back to the U series, one of the devices that Samsung was working on is the SM-U500F; according to our insider, its specs include an octa-core Exynos 5433 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, a 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of expandable storage, a 2,360mAh battery, LTE connectivity, and Android 5.0 Lollipop. The phone is supposedly only 6.15mm thin; the specs suggest the U series will be a high-end lineup of devices, but at this point it’s hard to be sure, especially since Samsung has now halted development.

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