Do you know what the "S" in Samsung's Galaxy S line stands for? The answer is super cheesy


Spend enough time on the internet, and you're likely to stumble upon just about every type of random trivia under our galaxy's warm sun. Today marks one such day, for we spotted a little-known (we guess) piece of Samsung PR that we couldn't help but marvel over. It has to do with the 'S' part of the Galaxy S line's name.

Unlike most other naming schemes, the S in your Galaxy S6 phone isn't just a random letter. And no, it doesn't stand for Samsung. Instead, said 2011 PR blast (the full body of which we've included at the bottom) announces a new naming strategy that the company was about to adopt back then, and it's super cheesy.

Here's an excerpt:


That means that you're actually the proud new owner of a Samsung Galaxy Super Smart 6. Of course, back in 2011, this probably didn't sound as cheesy as it does today (but still cheesy enough), and at least the move ushered in an era of relative sanity to Samsung's extensive portfolio of phones. Even then, however, it still proved downright impossible for industry watchers to effortlessly distinguish between them for many years after. 

As some of you will probably know, some of these lines are now defunct, though we still have some W-line contemporaries that are truly wonder-inspiring – like the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy W behemoth of a phone. And with that, we conclude today's history lesson.


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86 Comments

1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The magical one is by far the worst. That's cheesy to the max

15. gaming64 unregistered

O the m9 is magical. Lol

31. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

Ever wonder what the 'S' is for that apple uses in their handsets? SUCKKKKAAAAAAAAA

43. gaming64 unregistered

What if I told you that S in Samsung means sh€t

57. Scorpion67 unregistered

It means sheep. iPhone 6Sheep model.

59. kyleo92

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

3GS - Speed 4S - Siri 5S - Scanner 6S - ??? On another note I hate when companies just use a random bloody letter to represent a different model or range...

81. guidoconrad

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

6S- Same

79. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

The 4s stood for SAME just as well as the 5s. The 5c stands for CHEAP. Magic school bus here I come.

2. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

no sheeps :/ ; would have totally matched though.

3. GeekMovement unregistered

I wonder if there's a meaning behind the letters in other companys' smartphones. M in the HTC One line, Z in the Sony Xperia line, G in LG's... G line, etc.

6. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

HTC 'M'- Magnificent LG 'G' - Great Sony 'Z' - Zero disappointment Huawei 'P' - Precision Just a guess tho.

10. gaming64 unregistered

Dont forget the "i" in "iPhone" which means intelligent.

27. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

Tim Cook won't agree, you spell it all wrong! "i" stands for "iDiot" *chuckle*.

52. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I think it means I get your money, I rip you off, I make heavy profit, I am going to make you the prison of iEcosystem.

54. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

iBrain wouldn't accept any idea outside his iEcosystem.

11. GeekMovement unregistered

I look forward to the LG Great4 and the Sony Xperia Zero Disappointment4 (global).

24. mixedfish

Posts: 1547; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Sony's general products follow: R - Reference ES - Elevated Standard Z - Zero compromised build and function X - Crossover products outside of class A - All-rounder E - Entry level B - Beginners

25. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

Zero disappointment? ok ok. lol

33. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Zero disappointment? Lol

44. gaming64 unregistered

S6- Superdissappointed

56. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Reviewers are saying otherwise Apple boy. But it is a super disappointment for the iSheeps.

70. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sony Z - zero sales, zero market share, or zero interest

72. gaming64 unregistered

Uh its "zero dissappontment"

80. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Yeah..... That is true. LOL.

17. lonestrider

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

From what I know is that LG have 2 series. L and G. Now you know where the G came from... L... And G...

23. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I always thought LG's G series was named so they can call their phones LG2, LG3, LG4, LGFLex, etc.

67. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The G stands for gansta! of course.

76. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

I dont know about others.. But Sony started their smartphone line with Xperia S, and when they introduced Xperia Z they wanted to emphasize the fact that Z series will be flagship not the S any more so chose the last digit from the alphabet. Xperia series starts from E (Economical, may be), J, L, M, S, T, U, Z

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Tbh, I've always thought that the "S" stands for Samsung lol, never knew that it will be such cheesy.

71. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The article doesn't explain what the "Note" in Galaxy Note stands for. :(

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