Samsung has enjoyed a lot of smartphone success. So, it makes perfect sense that the company will keep creating new smartphones to appeal to all kinds of users. Recently, Samsung announced a new smartphone lineup that will soon be coming to store shelves near you. In addition to creating a new line of phones for all to enjoy, Samsung has also decided to go with a different naming scheme.
Samsung has attached a different letter to each of the new smartphones including the Galaxy M Pro, Galaxy Y, and Galaxy W. According to the company’s recent press release, these letters stand for various words (“wonder,” “magical,” and “youth” respectively). Samsung hopes that these letters make it easier for consumers to remember the name of a phone – an interesting marketing tactic. Even more interesting is Samsung’s foray into the business phone arena with the creation of the Samsung Galaxy M Pro.
The M Pro Sounds Familiar
One inquisitive glance at the specs of the new M Pro instantly brings up another smartphone: the BlackBerry. It is not secret that Research In Motion has been in a bit of hot water lately. The company took a nosedive not too long ago, though a new lineup of BlackBerry phones has been unveiled. Why does the M Pro remind one of any given BlackBerry smartphone? Simply put, the M Pro has been designed to attract the business crowd.
Equipped with a QWERTY keyboard, 5-megapixel camera, and 1GHz processor, the M Pro does all that BlackBerry can do. But, it is the look of the phone that really seems to mimic the BlackBerry. The photos that Samsung has released veer in the direction of the BlackBerry, and there’s no doubt that Samsung is going after the waning RIM crowd. Then again, Samsung is really no stranger to creating phones that look like other phones – the Apple debacle comes to mind.
Will RIM be sending a lawsuit in Samsung’s direction? The M Pro could easily be mistaken for a BlackBerry, which leaves one wondering: why doesn’t Samsung move in a different direction? Yet, consumers don’t seem to tire of Samsung’s design similarities.
What the Other Phones Have
Aside from the M Pro, the other new Samsung phones are interesting -- so interesting, in fact, that many consumers shopping for a new smartphone may be enticed by Samsung’s new lineup. Here’s what you can expect: the Galaxy Y has a 3-inch screen, 2-megapixel camera, and 832 MHz processor; the Galaxy W comes with a 5-megapixel camera, 3.7-inch touchscreen, and 1.4 GHz. All of these phones are to run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Just by looking at the specs, it’s clear that the new Samsung phones will have very different price points. Samsung has not yet released any pricing to go along with the new smartphone lineup information, but consumers can expect these phones to be priced competitively. Already, the arrival of the new Samsung phones is highly anticipated. While Samsung has not created an iPhone 5-type buzz, news of these new phones has spread quickly.