Samsung rumored to ditch the S naming scheme, the Galaxy S10 to be called “X”

Samsung rumored to ditch the S naming scheme, the Galaxy S10 to be called “X”
It's hard to believe that Samsung is considering changing the naming scheme of its flagship lineup after so many years, but people are talking so there's a slight possibility that this might really happen.

Apparently, sources from South Korea claim the Galaxy S9 flagships that will be launched this year will be the last ones to wear the Galaxy S brand. Samsung's next year flagship for the first half will be called “Galaxy X.”

I know many are tempted to believe that Samsung was strongly inspired by Apple's naming scheme for the iPhone X, let's say that the South Korean company wants simpler names for its most important smartphones.

If Samsung wants simpler names it should avoid combinations like Galaxy S11 or S12, which could be confusing for customers. Obviously, the move can also be seen as an attempt for Samsung to better compete with Apple and the iPhone X series.

One thing worth noting is the “Galaxy X” name was often used in reports about Samsung's upcoming “foldable smartphone,” so there's that.

source: Tekz24 via GizChina



1. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

What a surprise! /s

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I know right. How original.

18. fyah_king unregistered

Ikr? Like the "plus" that apple copied from Galaxy S2

19. blingblingthing

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

The plus was/is a copy of the Note series naming scheme. Face ID is copy of FaceUnlock / Iris scan.

32. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

If we are going to go that route... isn’t the Galaxy SII “Plus” just a copy of the Palm series “Plus” models such as the Pre Plus which was released several years earlier? Remember, the SII Plus didn’t change in size from the original SII like today’s “Plus” smartphones, it merely improved the internal specs and gave it the newer Android build. That seems almost exactly what Palm did when it gave us their “Plus” series of smartphones. So, once again, we can thank the original Palm for giving us the Plus moniker.

48. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

don't forget that the "plus" models of the iphone didn't only bring a bigger screen, but more ram, better screen resolution and an extra camera with more camera features, so todays "plus' phones aren't only about size but specs also, which is what palm did 8 years ago

35. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

and like the plus with dual camera and non plus with single camera ? lol

40. JK7844

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

Like how Apple couldn't come up with their own name and had to take it from Cisco?

42. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

OH please why not just call it xPhone.

47. Phullofphil

Posts: 1831; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

It is fitting because the galaxy s line is a complete ripoff of the iPhone. It was an iPhone but cheaper. Hey man but Samsung will do a tenth anniversary phone right not like Apple. You are all weird

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

first it was the use of 'plus',now it's 'X'......iPhone brand is a very influential and powerful

10. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

So you're saying no one used "plus" in their phone name before Apple did? Ever heard of this device? It was the Galaxy SII Plus There in 2013 there was this phone: Just showing you the obvious. Apple didn't popularize the use of such monikers. They simply sell a popular device that bears them.

17. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Buncha Turds told me Samsung also went larger phones because Apple did it first. Damn! I didn't know that. Really Samsung you should have just stay with the LCD screen instead of blowing your mouth then went to Amoled. Gee!

3. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

I won't be surprised to see a 'Galaxy eye-phone' brand in d future

11. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

And I would be surprised to ever see you actually say something smart and accurate.

4. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Lmao 100/100 fam

7. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

S11 or S12 would be confusing? HOW? It would only be confusing if you are stupid to begin with. I mean we all know how to count. What comes after 9? 10! Then 11, 12 and so on and so forth. It is amazing how everyone who loves Apple, like apple thinks everyone is so stupid. Chevy use to make a truck called the S10. But the truck was discontinued years ago. But I am sure GM still holds the trademark and maybe Samsung wants to avoid a stupid trademark lawsuit. Unlike Apple who encourages them. So considering Ford has F series vehicles that use 3 and 4 numbers. X is the Roman Numeral for 10. It doesn't belong to anyone. It cannot be trademarked or patented. They aren't following Apple. Seems to be a very obvious move to make. I mean, did you say Apple was following Samsung when they added Plus to their product names? Because Samsung and other had devices with "plus" in the name long before Apple did. I think numbers of any kind should be dropped. Just call them the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note. No numbers, no plus, no pro, nothing extra.

12. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Changing a few letters makes little difference

16. southernzombie

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

1. Samsung has been teasing a galaxy X for years. That original teaser for the foldable phone came out in 2014. They weren't using the x branding yet but PA has been reporting on a galaxy x since long before the iphone x was announced. 2. Samsung had the first Galaxy S plus model all the way back in 2011. Try again kiddos.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31615; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don’t care what they call it, just make sure it’s dope.

43. mrochester

Posts: 1037; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It won’t be, it’ll come with android, not iOS.

26. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

It's not like they could go with Galaxy Z, Galaxy W these already exist but, there are 26 alphabet letters, why X?

27. drunkenjay

Posts: 1702; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

because x also means 10 in roman numerals

52. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

You're right, then they could call it SX? Like, if they change the S line name, what is the Note line will be called? They should name them SX and Note X!


Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

It would look more original if they use S10, sorry Samsung you shooting yourself in the foot....!!!!

39. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The Moto X has an influence on Apple and now Samsung...

53. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

X = 10 in roman numeral, it's not like they are naming random phone X like Motorola, OnePlus and Apple did, it's the 10th Galaxy S... Apple totally jumped the iPhone 9 lol... OnePlus made a X right after the OP2, so it's not about numeral order either.

46. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I think they should ditch the Galaxy name from their future phones. Galaxy era must end when Samsung X gets released. A new era starts for Samsung. I'd go for that

51. michaelny2001

Posts: 346; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

wtf? Oneplus started with X, then the iphone, now Samsung? pf...

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