Samsung has unveiled a few of its next generation Galaxy handsets ahead of its September 1 event in Berlin. The Galaxy W, Galaxy M Pro, Galaxy Y, and Galaxy Y Pro smartphones will all be released this fall with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update.
The South Korean device manufacturer provided a few scarce details on the Samsung Galaxy W, which will feature a 1.4GHz processor, a 13.7-inch WVGA display, and speeds of up to 14.4Mbps HSDPA. Information on the rest of the lineup will have to wait until the official event next week.
As part of this announcement, Samsung is introducing a new naming strategy. The Galaxy S ”Super Smart” will remain the top-of-the-line model, with the Galaxy R “Royal/Refined” settling into second place as the premium category. Galaxy W “Wonder” devices will seek a “balance between style and performance,” with Galaxy M “Magical” handsets bringing up the rear. Galaxy Y “Young” smartphones will be limited to emerging markets and young audiences. Devices with the “Pro” suffix will include QWERTY keyboards, while the “Plus” moniker simply denotes an upgraded model.