It's time for more Samsung news, folks. That's right, talk of a gold Galaxy S4 double-act and a curved-screened Galaxy Note 3 Active might be enough to keep most phone makers busy, but not Samsung.
Korea's finest reportedly has far grander plans – namely a new premium range of smartphones that will slot in above the current Galaxy S line, and is likely to be called the Galaxy F series.
From ETNews [translated] comes the notion that Samsung has decided just the two flagship launches a year (Galaxy Note and Galaxy S) isn't enough, and intends to raise the bar still higher by introducing a whole new grade of mobile device.
It would at least explain Samsung's seeming indifference to the allure (real or perceived) of the supposedly flagship Galaxy S line. From celebrating the use of plastic to happily diluting the brand with endless spin-offs, Samsung has flogged the Galaxy S brand to the extent that there's now plenty of room above it for something a little more exclusive.
So what are we talking about, then? Well, by and large just further extensions of the high-end smartphone components of today. A high-quality metal case and an octo-core processor are a given, and a beyond-1080p OLED display and CMOS camera sensor could be on the cards too.
It's probably too early for any serious speculation about the details, but we wouldn't be too surprised to see a whole new class of Samsung device getting ready to muscle into the smartphone scene this time next year.
Via Unwired View