The ‘Galaxy S series’ devices from the house of Samsung are one of the best flagship smartphones in the world right now. Samsung is churning one hit series after another. In 2016, the Galaxy S7 and S7+ were launched with bezel-less design and Infinity displays while the Galaxy S8 and S8+ came out in 2017 with improved internals. On February 25, 2018, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to be unveiled. However, these could be the final flagship smartphones from the ‘Galaxy S series’. Do not worry, the Galaxy flagship smartphones are here to stay for years to come but they will inherit a different name from next year.The ‘Galaxy S series’ will get renamed as ‘Galaxy X series’ from 2019. It is not going to be a drastic decision from the top brass of the Samsung Mobile team when you read the possible reasons for the change. First of all, flagship smartphones names will be getting weird if we have devices such as S11 or S15 in the future. So a logical step has to be taken in order to rectify that at the earliest. Secondly, Apple is already calling their flagship smartphone of 2017, the iPhone X. Although, it does not mean X and it means 10 in roman numerals. However, Samsung in order to compete with Apple in order to capture the consumer’s head space will rename their ‘S series’ into ‘X series’.
Samsung is also preparing to launch foldable display smartphones in the future. They are currently in the prototyping stage and would require at least another year or two to become a mass consumer product. Those foldable display smartphones are rumored to be part of the ‘Galaxy X series’ but we think the S10 and S10 Plus will be launched under the ‘X series’ first and the foldable display variants will be offered as the most high-end variant. Also, the successors will no longer have any numerical values and new models will be denoted by year. For example: Samsung Galaxy X (2019), Galaxy X+ (2020). However, the ‘Galaxy Note series’ is here to stay for the time being as Samsung has bounced back with the launch of Note8 after the debacle of Note7.
At this point, the scrapping of the ‘Galaxy S series’ for the ‘Galaxy X series’ is only theoretical as we have not seen any hardcore evidences yet but it is bound to happen according to industry researchers and analysts. Stay tuned for more information.