Samsung has filed trademarks for the ‘Galaxy A6’, ‘Galaxy A8’ and ‘Galaxy A9’; plus Galaxy S6 Active model number spotted in the wild
Samsung Galaxy S6, the flagship and latest member of Samsung’s most popular Galaxy S series was officially presented to the world a week ago at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and it appears that is going to have a few variants. A model number of one of them known as Galaxy S6 Active was spotted recently in the wild. Moreover, the Galaxy A lineup might be expanded with three new phones as Samsung has just filed trademarks for the ‘Galaxy A6’, ‘Galaxy A8’ and ‘Galaxy A9’.
Galaxy S6 Active and more Galaxy A models
Actually, we are not 100 percent sure that the phone in question is indeed the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, but we have reasons to believe that it is. Its model number is SM-G890A which sounds very similar to the SM-G870A that is an AT&T version of the Galaxy S5 Active. The device’s User Agent Profile mentions of a QHD display, but is silent on other details. It would be surprising, though, if the phone didn’t come with extra protection against dust and water.
New variants of the Galaxy S6 might not be the only thing that guys from Samsung are having on their mind, though. The company filed trademarks for the ‘Galaxy A6’, ‘Galaxy A8’, and ‘Galaxy A9’ with the USPTO suggesting that it might be considering expanding the Galaxy A lineup. If we were to conclude anything from the names, the Galaxy A8 and A9 would be somewhat more advanced than the Galaxy A7 in terms of hardware and display size. The Galaxy A6, on the other hand, appears to fill the gap between the Galaxy A5 and A7. However, we wouldn’t venture a guess as to what it means exactly in terms of specs.
The Galaxy S6 Active looks like a done deal and it’s more than likely that the phone will be announced in the next couple of months, possibly in May. As for the new members of the A family, nothing is certain at this point. Filing trademarks doesn’t in any way hint that the phones are in development or that Samsung is even planning to release them at all. It’s quite possible that Samsung is securing its rights for the names for the future, but how distant that future might be, we have no way of knowing that at this moment.