According to the Chinese portal GizChina, the following flagships after the future Galaxy S9 will be called Galaxy X.
Reasons for changing the name
The first possible reason is simple - after the Galaxy S9 should go S10, followed by S11 and S12. In Samsung believe that such long names look ugly and can confuse users. After all, these names usually refer to laptops, tablets or other equipment.
According to another version, the transition to Galaxy X means that the Korean giant is set to the maximum competition with the iPhone X. The third rumor is based on the fact that the flagship following the Galaxy S9 will receive a flexible or folding display, so the name Galaxy X for him is quite logical and the fear of confusing consumers or competition with Apple has nothing to do with it.
What to expect
The latest option seems to be the most logical and robust. It does not bother Chinese manufacturers of the name Oppo A71, Huawei P11, Huawei P20 and so on. As an option, Samsung is preparing two types of flagships: Galaxy S with the usual full-screen displays and Galaxy X with flexible or folding screens.
Read in Russian: В Samsung задумались о переименовании серии флагманов Galaxy S в Galaxy X