Samsung trademarks Galaxy A6, A8, and A9, we all know what this means

After the Samsung Galaxy Alpha arrived in late-to-mid 2014, the company quickly figured out that there might actually be a neat niche for a mid-range devices that pack a better design than its usual plasticky offerings. This is the reason for the inception of the Galaxy A lineup of phones, which consists of the Galaxy A3, A5, and the A7 at the moment. 

This might change, as Samsung has just filed trademarks for the "Galaxy A6, "Galaxy A8", and "Galaxy A9" with the USPTO. Just as you might imagine, this is indicative that Sammy is at least considering to expand this relatively-new device family with three new devices. 

Judging from the trademarked names, the Galaxy A8 and A9 could end up being slightly more powerful versions of the Galaxy A7, whereas the Galaxy A6 might be positioned between the A5 and A7, respectively.

Then again, we should not entirely rule out the possibility that Samsung is making sure no other manufacturer releases a device bearing one of the three trademarked names. While this is possible, we are still more inclined to believe that we've just caught a glimpse of a future Samsung portfolio expansion.

source: USPTO (1), (2), (3) via (translated)



1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Good. Hope they make their smartphone line-up more simpler from now on. Note series S series A series E series J series Z series No more shitty Young Neo Mega Ace Plus Style Duos.

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

Isn't Z for tizen? They aren't, per se, Galaxy phones right?

7. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Well, it's still one of their "smartphone line-up".

10. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

From the look of it, that's their new strategy. Giving the costumers less option, with better quality and less confusing names. I am glad Samsung has suffered badly last year, because it seems that they had to push the panic button and listen to what the costumers want.

19. jonathanbond100110

Posts: 8; Member since: May 20, 2013

LOL. To dodge a lawsuit from Audi they refused to call it the Audi A5, A7, and A8. Fail

21. adeeb

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

I am confused I think when confusion is there apple will sort it out,although I use android tab and wp.

3. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

More overpriced phones with weak specs.

8. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

In my country, Galaxy A7 is equivalent $470 officially and $430 in store, and we get a beautiful phone with very thin (more than 6+) alluminum unibody and 1080p Amoled screen, Snapdragon 615, good rear and front cameras and a good brand. What do you want more? Dont forget there is an Exynos 5430 version too.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

I already own an A6... it's got 7 inch screen, navigation, voice control for multi-media infotainment (MMI), panoramic views, battery recharges when you use it, made out of glass, metal/alumenum and plastic, with leather. Pretty heavy though.. Xenon light in the front, but LED in the back. Every option included. But instead of 8 cores, it's got 8 cylinders.

13. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Oh what samsung did to you, you sound bitter :D

15. ChrisK_5434

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

He is talking about AUDI A6! You didn't get the (very nice ) joke!

17. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Let's hope next time you do get the joke ;P

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Um, what's the point? The Galaxy A series is just fine at the moment. Samsung should know by now that market flooding is no longer a very profitable solution! In fact, they should leave their lineup alone for a few months.

6. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Just now had a visit to the local Samsung showroom and saw the e5 e7 a5 and a7. Gotta admit these phones looked amaxing and felt very good at hand.

9. senbobaggins

Posts: 8; Member since: May 22, 2011

Why do Samsung still use the 'Galaxy' branding. Why not simply use 'Alpha' for their newer devices. I mean 'Samsung Galaxy Alpha' just seems silly to me?

11. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Samsung uses Galaxy for the devices that are running on Android.

14. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I think Galaxy brand is for their android phone or tablet. So it is not for their TV..

12. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Brand Recognition..

16. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

how about A4?

18. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

a bunch of junk!! Galaxy S 6 what???? Like I said followed by many variants.

20. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

After Sammy has got rid of a hole, they're going to step in another similar one.

22. SmartphoneAndPrice

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 26, 2015

A8 has now already made its presence as it was launched recently and A9 had leaked once or twice in the past but there is no news about the A4 and A6 smartphones. But as far the rumors to be believed the A4 and A6 will make the route for themselves with A9 at CES 2016.

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