Samsung Gives Sneak Peak At New Phones

Samsung will use a new naming strategy when it shows off a new line of Galaxy branded phones at the IFA Conference in Berlin early next month. New models will utilize a combination of letters and tags to describe the phones. In the meantime, Samsung has provided a few details about four upcoming models: the Galaxy W, Galaxy M Pro, Galaxy Y, and the Galaxy Y Pro.

All of the new smartphones are expected to ship with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The Samsung Galaxy W is expected to include a 1.4GHz processor and a 3.7-inch Super LCD touchscreen display. This phone will likely support HSDPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity.

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy M Pro will target professional users with a BlackBerry-like form and enterprise functionality. This phone will feature a 2.6-inch touchscreen along with a QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad. This phone is expected to measure 9.97mm thick.

The Galaxy Y Pro will feature a QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen. This phone is expected to come with Think Free mobile office. Finally, the Galaxy Y will be a budget Android smartphone with an 832MHz processor and the SWYPE keyboard.

Samsung's new naming convention will employ a combination of letters and tags. Each of the letters stands for something: S for Super Smart, R for Royal or Refined, W for Wonder, M for Magical, and Y for Young. In addition to these letters, which will be found after the Galaxy brand, one of three tags will be attached to some models. These tags include Pro, Plus, and LTE. Smartphones with Pro in the name will indicate the phone has a physical QWERTY keyboard. Plus devices will be an upgrade from an existing model. LTE devices will offer 4G LTE connectivity.