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Samsung Unveils First 4 Galaxy Smartphones to Adopt New Naming Policy — On Show At IFA Next Week

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Our own Jon Rettinger is going to be in Berlin next week for this year’s IFA trade show, and when he gets there, he’ll have four new Samsung Galaxy smartphones to fondle. Samsung unveiled the latest additions to the Galaxy lineup today, with the first four devices to adopt the company’s new naming policy — all of which will be on show at IFA next week.

The devices are named the Galaxy W, the Galaxy M Pro, the Galaxy Y, and the Galaxy Y Pro — each of which is unique in terms of features and pricing, and their names are designed to reflect that. The Next Web explains what the new naming policy means:

Samsung’s top-end handsets will now be given a “S” (Super Smart) classification and in most cases will be one of the company’s flagship phones. “R” or Royal, is a premium model which combines power, design and productivity, with “W” (Wonder) delivering high-quality strategic models and “M” (Magical) phones coupling performance with a decent price.

The “Y” (Young) range of smartphones targets younger demographics or new smartphone owners, priced lower to appeal to emerging markets.

Seems to make sense, doesn’t it? By breaking new handsets down into categories like this, it’s supposedly easier for us consumers — at least those who understand the naming policy — to distinguish between a high-end smartphone and one which is designed for those on a budget.

However, it doesn’t just stop there. In addition to these categories, each device will have one of three classifications: Plus, Pro and LTE. ‘Plus’ devices are upgrades to existing models, ‘Pro’ devices are those that feature a physical QWERTY keyboard, and ‘LTE’ devices are, of course, those with 4G capabilities.

Now that you have some understanding of the policy, let’s get onto the good stuff: Samsung’s new devices. The Galaxy W is a ‘high-tier’ device that ranks just below the Galaxy S and the Galaxy R. The Galaxy M Pro is a ‘mid-tier’ device with a physical QWERTY keyboard, and the Galaxy Y is an entry-level device with basic specifications. The Galaxy Y Pro is obviously the Galaxy Y with a physical QWERTY keyboard.

Samsung Galaxy phone naming chart

This is what the internals look like for each device:

Samsung Galaxy W Specs

  • Android 2.3
  • 1.4GHz processor
  • 3.7-inch WVGA TFT LCD (800 x 480)
  • 14.4Mbps HSPDA
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • 1,500 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy M ProSamsung Galaxy M Pro Specs

  • Android 2.3
  • 1GHz processor
  • Physical QWERTY keyboard
  • 2.66-inch WVGA display (480 x 320)
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • 1,350 mAh battery
  • Support for Cisco Mobile, Sybase Afaria and Webex

Samsung Galaxy YSamsung Galaxy Y Specs

  • Android 2.3
  • 823MHz processor
  • 3-inch WVGA display (320 x 240)
  • 2-megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • 7.2Mbps HSPDA
  • 1,200 mAh battery

 

Samsung Galaxy Y Pro

Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Specs

  • Android 2.3
  • 823MHz processor
  • 2.6-inch WVGA display
  • 2-megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • 7.2Mbps HSPDA
  • Physical QWERTY keyboard

 

Out of all four devices, the Galaxy Y looks like the ideal device for those who want to get their hands on a smartphone but have a tight budget to contend with, but I’m most looking forward to seeing what the Galaxy W can do.

Do any of Samsung’s new devices catch your interest?

[via The Next Web]


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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...


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