Samsung has at least five new smartphones in the works for Europe
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Samsung already has one of the most extensive smartphone lineups on the market but according to new information, the South Korean giant has multiple devices in the works for the European continent and certain other markets.
Of the new devices, the most expensive offering is said to be a new version of the Galaxy A9, which is currently available to purchase in China and sports an iPhone X-inspired design. At this moment in time, it’s unclear what exact plans Samsung has for the device. However, considering the brand’s own designs are generally well received in Europe, it’s likely that the new version of the Galaxy A9 will scrap the iPhone X-like design in favor of a more traditional Samsung look. In regards to a release, while no specific date has been provided, it should become available before the end of the year. If this is true, the Seoul-based company could market the smartphone as part of its 2019 Galaxy A series, which means the Galaxy A9 (2019) moniker is a possibility. However, considering the brand recently trademarked the Galaxy A90 name, this seems like the most probable branding choice.
Moving away from the Galaxy A line, Samsung’s remaining three smartphones all belong to the Galaxy J series. First off, the Galaxy J6 Prime is reportedly on track for release later this year too and will ship with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430, 3GB of RAM, and, according to a recent benchmark, Android 8.1 Oreo. However, considering the recent release of Android 9 Pie, Samsung will hopefully update the smartphone’s software ahead of its release. This should also happen to the brand’s other two upcoming devices, the Galaxy J4 Core and Galaxy J4 Prime, which are expected to sit at the bottom end of Samsung’s smartphone lineup.
On an added note, while not mentioned, the South Korean giant has been reported for some time now to be developing its first Android Go smartphone too, under the Galaxy J2 Core branding. Unlike most Android Go devices, though, Samsung’s alternative will make use of a heavily-customized UI thanks to Samsung Experience, rather than the stock Android experience that is usually pre-installed.