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Samsung unveils new Galaxy Android phones & naming system

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Samsung unveils new Galaxy Android phones & naming system

Samsung has lifted the lid on four new additions to the Galaxy range, ushering in a new naming format intended to make things simpler for punters befuddled by the massed ranks of Galaxy branded kits out there.

Sammy’s new nomenclature for the four new Android Gingerbread-powered handsets sees the company adopt a single letter suffix for the upcoming phones’ branding - presumably calling time on quirky titles such as the Galaxy Fit and Ace.

According to the phone maker, the ‘W’ tag stands for ‘wonder’, while M’-branded phones are ‘magical’ – it says ‘ere. ‘Y’ phones are apparently aimed at the ‘yoof’ market and the premium ‘R’ line are thus called to reflect their ‘royal’ bearing. No, really.

Samsung Galaxy W

And to round things off Sammy has also introduced the sobriquet ‘Pro’ too. This will be reserved for phones with more an enterprise slant.

To coincide with the shift in branding, we’ve also got a smattering of new Galaxy phones to cast on our eyes on.

Leading the charge is mid-range Galaxy W, which has just been confirmed for Three rocks a 3.7-inch Super LCD screen, a 1.4GHz processor and a five-megapixel snapper.

samsung galaxy m pro

Aimed at sober-suited business types, the Galaxy M Pro rocks a physical QWERTY keyboard, a BlackBerry-style trackpad for navigating menus and a 2.66-inch HVGA touchscreen.

And completing the line-up is the Galaxy Y, which teams a three-inch TFT display with a two megapixel camera and 832Mhz processor, plus the Galaxy Y Pro variant which looks like it’ll keep most of its cousin’s specs but add a physical QWERTY keyboard.

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