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Samsung shocks with new Galaxy smartphone naming strategy

Samsung shocks world with new Galaxy smartphone naming strategy
Ooh, a picture that explains stuff - handy

In excitingly confusing news, Samsung has decided to streamline its Galaxy naming strategy to make it easier to understand what's what.

The Galaxy S (for Super Smart) range will obviously sit at the top pile, leading Samsung's flagship brigade, and will be followed by the Galaxy R (which stands for Royal, and will encompass the recently announced Samsung Galaxy R, which has a dual core Tegra 2 processor).

Next up is the W-range, which stands for 'Wonder' phones, and will be the high-tier stuff, according to the infographic... how something can be high-tier with two levels above it we don't know, but the new Galaxy W really doesn't fill us with wonder.

Mmm.... phones

Mid-tier Magic up next: the Galaxy M range will be just that, Magic, and well, also mid-tier. We'd imagine the Samsung Galaxy Ace would have fitted into this category, although we can't see where the magic would have been designed in. Maybe it could come with a top hat accessory or something.

And finally, the Young 'un's will be getting a taste of the spotlight, with the Galaxy Y range: yes, Y stands for Young, and will be entry level cheap-cheap phones, likely something along the lines of the Samsung Galaxy Mini.

And if that's not enough for you, Samsung has created sub-categories too: Plus will denote an upgrade to a previous mode (Galaxy S Plus springs to mind), Pro will indicate the presence of a QWERTY keyboard and in the future LTE will denote 4G phones.

So, there we have it. The future in Galaxy form. Make a note of it now, so when you see your friends with the new Galaxy W3, M4 or S89 you can mock/respect them accordingly.