Samsung reportedly working on a new smartphone series called the Samsung Galaxy O

Samsung reportedly working on a new smartphone series called the Samsung Galaxy O
According to a recent rumor, Samsung is planning to launch yet another smartphone series this year, the Samsung Galaxy O.

For about a couple of years now, Samsung officials have been claiming that the company is about to limit the number of smartphone models that it launches each year. Indeed, with so many Samsung smartphone models currently available, potential customers are left a bit confused as to what models are best suited for their personal needs. However, it turns out that Samsung has no intention of slowing down the tempo any time soon. 

According to insider sources quoted by Sammobile, Samsung is gearing up to launch a new smartphone series. At the moment, not much is known about the Galaxy O series aside from the fact that the manufacturer is likely to debut two smartphones in the series. These are allegedly codenamed the SM-G550 and the SM-G600, and are expected to be launched as the Galaxy O5 and the Galaxy O7.

At the moment, we don't have any further information on the possible specs and features of the two handsets. One speculation on our behalf is that, if Samsung maintains its naming convention, then the Galaxy O5 should come with a 5-inch(ish) display while the Galaxy O7 should be a 5.5-inch phablet. 

If this rumor turns out to be accurate, it will be very interesting to learn what segment of the smartphone market the Samsung Galaxy O series will address, especially since Samsung already has no less than five smartphone series on the market. If you need a recap, the Galaxy J and Galaxy E series are entry-level and mid-range devices, the Galaxy A series is made out of metallic handsets with moderate processing power, while the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series addresses the high-end segment of the market. Where could the Galaxy O series fall?

source: Sammobile

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32 Comments

1. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

well that ruins my jeans. J E A Note S (all current samsung series).

5. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Don't worry, soon Samsung will have series's which represent every letter of the alphabet, you can rejoice than! Unrelated: Alphabet owns Google.

17. Roshi unregistered

Lawsuit incoming. Samsung vs Google.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Specsung should rename its name to "ALPHABET".

3. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

"O" for original..high end smartphones with plastic construction....removable batteries and expandable storage perhaps...and could go alongside the S series..like Htc with the M and E series

18. Plutonium239

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

By plastic, i hope you are referring to polycarbonate, not that cheap plastic they used on the galaxy s4.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S4 used polycarbonate. It was simply thinner.

28. Plutonium239

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

It didn't look or feel like the polycarbonate on the lumia phones. But thanks for the info. It didn't seem to be polycarbonate to me.

31. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

as far as i know, the plastic that Samsung use seems to always be thinner and more plexible when the Lumias always use the thicker and more sturdy feeling types btw both are good in their own way, because they are removable

4. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Cue "another day,another galaxy" again...Samsung is still making too many incompetent mid and low rangers that hurt their bottom line.Hopefully these will be phones that have micro sd,removable battery and high end specs to satisfy Samsung fans that were butthurt by the s6 and note 5.

10. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I don't like that the word galaxy is now in every phone.

19. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's funny how you people cry over it when Samsung does it, yet you never do when HTC, LG and Sony does it. HTC has already released tens of variants of the M9, same with the LG and G4, and Sony isn't shy as of lately to release more phones. Go to GSMARENA, and check how many phones was released recently by each OEM, there won't be big difference between them. And by Samsung's new naming schemes, people now have an idea of an "X" phone regarding it's price range, specs, and build materials just by looking at the series letter.

21. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Maybe because Samsung is the largest Android manufacturer in the world?

6. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

O? AS in "Oh no why did I buy this"?

7. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Why don't they just have 3 lines of phones like Moto. Snapdragon 4xx Snapdragon 6xx Snapdragon 8xx Make them all out of metal and given them massive batteries and good designs. That way they can focus on supporting the phones software for more than one year and some.

8. kjplaysguitar

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Maybe the "O" has something to do with the Oculus since their was no Gear VR support with Note 5 at least to date. Maybe they are crazy enough to build just a phone for the new Retail Gear VR? is that a stretch?

27. jsobotka

Posts: 54; Member since: Aug 21, 2009

I think this could be right. Samsung has the rest of the market covered pretty well, but obviously they see smartphone VR usage as an emerging market, or they wouldn't keep developing Gear VR. They've probably come to the conclusion (at least for now) that it doesn't make sense to allow flagship specs to be driven by VR, since it is still a niche market... which is why the Note 5 didn't end up with a 4K screen - I think we're all in agreement that this would be a useless overkill without Gear VR.

9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Godammit Samsung....-_-

11. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

Flooding the market with half-baked handsets is the samsung way. In 6 months, we will all be twiddling our thumbs waiting for simple software upgrades.

20. Plutonium239

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Waiting for software updates isn't the samsung way, its the way of the majority of android devices. Although, to be fair to samsung, the carriers often hold back updates for many months and even then dont always push them out. Samsung and other android manufacturers should push updates out around the carriers...

12. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Facepalm

13. tabVision

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

o series => o_O

14. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

My bet is that O series is going to be full of midrange devices, which will run on 610/615 chipsets, since Samsung doesn't have a lot of those, except Galaxy A8. Also will bet on plastic body, since A-series already has a metallic SD615 phone, and... actually I'm just as confused as everyone else is. Why the hell is Samsung doing this?

15. KickRocks

Posts: 275; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

WTF Samsung???

16. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

More samsung lol

22. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Now I know my ABCs, next time won't you sing with meeeee?

23. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

If only they stuck to three series: A (for low to mid-range market), S, and Note, it would not only be easier for them to manage but it would be easier on consumers as well because they would probably get better support down the lane. But, I'm sure Samsung knows better than me.

25. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

O boy!

26. techmania

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 12, 2015

May be O for optimal range. Meaning a balance between power and price. These phones could be plastic body, with SD card and having at least 801 snapdragon or equivalent (2013 flagship). They could have a low spec camera when compared to Galaxy S, and may certainly miss OIS. However, it may include Samsung pay with fingerprint sensor. Just Saying...

29. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm really excited about another line of Samsung.... Said no one ever. But yeah, I'm excited "O" is the best!!!

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