It’s confirmed that the successors for the Galaxy S8 will be launched at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona this month. The successors will be the Galaxy S9 and S9+. However, Tekz24 reports that S9 might be the last in the S-series as the ‘Galaxy X’ will be introduced. The move is expected to avoid confusion in future models for which names will go into double digits.
If the rumors turn out to be true on Samsung discontinuing with the series’ current naming scheme, then we might never see a Samsung Galaxy S10; instead a Galaxy X might be the 2019 flagship.
Tekz24 cites Korean sources suggesting that the 10th generation in the Galaxy S series will drop the numeric branding and adopt to using the ‘Galaxy X series’ next year.
While the rumoured naming scheme might appear oddly similar to Apple’s latest iPhone X, Samsung had trademarked the “Galaxy X” last year. Although, at the time, it was expected to be for a foldable phone that has been in the works for quiet a long time.
As far as we know, the South Korean firm has been reported to launch a foldable phone along side the S9 and S9+ later this month. On the other hand, GizChina report suggests it might just replace the Galaxy S range – considering the fact it was side to be a brand of its own, just like the S-series, J-series or note-series.
Rumored Specs for the Galaxy S9 & S9+
Super AMOLED Infinity screens with curved edges, Exynos 9810 SoC processor, 6GB RAM, 512GB onboard storage coupled with microSD card support.
The phones will pack the Android Oreo mobile OS with a new version of its TouchWiz UX, as well as a dual camera setup.