If you were struggling to keep up with Samsung’s many, many midrange (give or take) smartphones, things are about to get a whole lot more complicated.
In addition to the Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and A7, and the recent Galaxy E5 and E7, the world’s number one mobile maker has filed trademarks for a load more smartphones, namely the Galaxy E3, and Galaxy J3, J5 and J7. Oh good lord.
Galaxy Club in the Netherlands made the spot, crediting four publicly available loggings at the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). Should you care, you can check ‘em out here: 1, 2, 3, 4.
To be honest, we were struggling to stay on top of just five similar phones, which is why I put together Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: spec comparison (free table inside!).
If there was any doubt that the phones are needlessly complicated, let’s consider the Samsung Galaxy A7 vs. Samsung Galaxy E7. The former has a faster processor and higher resolution, but smaller battery than its not-so-distant relative. Who comes up with these things?
As such, we’re dreading the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy E3, and Galaxy J3, J5 and J7. Oh, and not forgetting the imminent Samsung Galaxy J1!
To be fair, the Galaxy J range is tipped to focus on the low end of the smartphone scale, but with four different phones, there's bound to be some overlap with the Galaxy E and possibly Galaxy A ranges.
It comes as no surprise, taking all this on board, that Samsung's slide is expected to continue throughout 2015.