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Is the Galaxy S11 actually going to be called the Galaxy S20 instead?


Last updated: December 30th, 2019 at 21:19 UTC+02:00

Since Samsung released the Galaxy S10 this year, it wouldn’t have surprised anyone if next year’s flagship was named the Galaxy S11. That’s already what it’s being called online but is it possible that Samsung is looking to shake things up a bit?

There’s some speculation that the upcoming Galaxy S flagship series may actually be called the Galaxy S20 instead. We haven’t seen any concrete evidence to support the theory so far, which is why it remains just a theory for now.

Galaxy S11 or Galaxy S20 – What’s in a name?

@HarmlessKarl, the founder of case manufacturer Schnail, posted a screenshot of what appears to be a communication of some sort about the next Samsung flagship’s name. It suggests that the handsets which were previously known as the Galaxy S11e, Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11+ will actually be called the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

There’s no other evidence to back this theory right now. Accessory manufacturers do get some information ahead of a handset’s launch. That’s why we see so many unofficial renders leak out in the days leading up to the launch. So it’s within the realm of possibility that the case maker might have been informed about a name change.

Perhaps Samsung just wants to align the name of its flagship series with the start of a new decade, or perhaps it hasn’t made a change after all. What’s in a name, anyway? It’s not like there’s going to be a radical difference in what we know about the Galaxy S11 so far. Besides, the Galaxy S11 moniker was never officially confirmed, and Samsung can very well decide what it wants to call its next flagship.

While we’re on the subject of the Galaxy S20, there was also a tweet to this effect from notable tech leakster @UniverseIce about a week ago. How many of you would agree that where there’s smoke, there’s probably fire?

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