Samsung has just introduced a new naming convention for their phones that is designed to "clarify" things a bit going forward. It seems a bit complicated, but actually makes some logical sense. They also showed off some new future phones to go along with the naming scheme, which we will share in just a bit. First, here is the breakdown for the class and functionality category:
  • S” (Super Smart) – Devices at the very pinnacle of Samsung’s mobile portfolio. This class will only be used on flagship devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S, the award-winning smartphone that has already sold 10 million units throughout the world.
  • “R” (Royal / Refined) – Premium category models, a combination of power, performance and productivity for the individual who wants to be defined by the technology they carry.
  • “W” (Wonder) – High quality, strategic models, perfect for those seeking a balance between style and performance.
  • “M” (Magical) –High-performance models at an economic price-point.
  • “Y” (Young) – These are entry models or strategic models for emerging markets or a younger audience more sensitive to price

Then, we have some key selling point features to further differentiate between multiple models:
  • “Pro” – This indicates that the device includes a QWERTY keyboard for speedier email typing and increased productivity for professionals.
  • “Plus” – This indicates that the device is an upgrade from an existing model.
  • “LTE” – This indicates that the device is designed to utilize LTE (Long-Term Evolution) connectivity standards, a 4G standard to provide increased mobile network capacity and speed.

To match their new "chart-o-phones", they have some phones coming, that all will be running Gingerbread:
  • Galaxy W = 3.7-inch display, fast 1.4GHz processor, HSDPA 14.4Mbps connectivity, and more
  • Galaxy M Pro = full QWERTY keyboard, trackpad, and a thin 9.97m body
  • Galaxy Y = 832MHz processor, will come in a number of colors
  • Galaxy Y Pro = Same as above, but with a QWERTY keyboard

There were no more details given on these devices, but here is the full press release if you want to glean any more info: Samsung New Phones and Naming Convention Full Press Release

Source: GalaxyForums.net via DroidMatters