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[Updated] Rumor: Samsung’s flagship S series to be called Galaxy X from 2019

Update: The story has been updated to reflect the correct source of this news. The information doesn’t seem to come from any actual source in Korea, so we’ll recommend not taking this too seriously at this point.

Yes, we know what you’re thinking: Isn’t Galaxy X supposed to be the name of Samsung’s foldable smartphone? Well, that’s what the rumors have called it, but there hasn’t actually been any sort of evidence to support those rumors. In fact, the device we all thought would be the Galaxy X turned out to be a custom-made rugged device for train personnel in South Korea. But that doesn’t have to mean there isn’t going to be a Galaxy X somewhere in the future of Samsung’s smartphone lineup, especially if a report published by Tekz24 is to be believed.

Samsung’s flagship S series could be called Galaxy X from 2019

Citing “a source from Korea,” According to the publication says that Galaxy X will be the naming scheme for Samsung’s Galaxy S flagship line starting 2019. Now, it’s worth noting that we’re more than a year away from the Galaxy S10, but it would certainly make sense for Samsung to change things up with the tenth Galaxy S flagship. The biggest reason, of course, is to take on the iPhone X, which may not have done as well as Apple (or Samsung’s display division) had hoped but is certainly the device that will shape the future of the iPhone. Secondly, names such as Galaxy X, Galaxy XI (or Galaxy X1) and so on would be simpler and look better than Galaxy S10 or Galaxy SX. The X would fit the Note lineup even better, as Samsung wouldn’t need to replace the Note branding.

Again, with the Galaxy S9 yet to go official, it’s not advisable to put too much stock in a rumor about the S9’s (inevitable) successor. But if Samsung is looking to go for a new naming scheme for its flagships, it probably has been discussing the matter behind closed doors already, so it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that this information comes from someone in the know. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, but we’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds for the Galaxy S line.

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Haskell Java
Haskell Java

Gizchina source is just a BS (korean source from India.. hahaha) .. shouldn’t be source of news if it comes from this kind of website

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Maybe good to change the name as I suspected the s9 will disappoint the fans with its minimal updates and clear disregard to people wanting a great smaller handset. A way to correct their mistake? Maybe they will get rid of the 2 models and actually release a 1 phone like the iPhone x. 5.8 inch screen is the best size. They need to seriously clean up their mobile phone line up and stop confusing everyone maybe: They should just release 5 phones a year: S line or X line – 5.8 inch only phone Note line – 6.3 inch… Read more »

Biransahin
Biransahin

I don’t think they’ll call it X. They wouldn’t want to be associated with an Apple device that wasn’t very successful. Maybe they thought for 5 seconds about it, but they won’t do it now. X is tarnished and Samsung want to keep their reputation as leaders and innovators, not copy the mediocre iPhone. Leave that to Google and their Pixel.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Lol called it! Yeah, it’s the next best thing… Always said S10 looks and sounds ugly – especially from a marketing perspective. It should move to X, it’s fitting. And anyone who says it’s copying Apple is beyond help.
It’s the roman numeral for 10, can’t be copying something as generic as that.

lamentedmoss854
lamentedmoss854

If they do that, everyoned going to flip out saying they copied apple (even thought the name galaxy X has been around way before iPhone X), so I hope they choose another naming scheme.

martindale
martindale

Too right. Why don’t they just call it the “sPhone X”, and take the punishment like a man?