Forget the tens, we’re going straight to the twenties.
Samsung has been teasing its next incarnation of the Galaxy smartphone for a little while now. It’s gonna have new and improved biometrics, a crazy multi-lens camera, a sleek new design; it’s gonna be a great time for everyone. So, considering the previous phone was the S10 line, it stands to reason that we should all get hyped up for the S11 line, right? Well, not quite.
According to industry insider Max Weinbach of XDA Developers, Samsung has decided to scrap the S11 branding. In fact, they’re skipping over all of the remaining tens and jumping right to S20. Rather fitting for the new decade. The newly christened S20 will still have all of the features we’ve been anticipating for the S11, though with a slightly different lineup of phones. The S20 line will feature the S20, the S20+, and the S20 Ultra, which are intended to replace the S10e, S10, and S10+, in that order. It’s a bold move moving the standard model to the budget slot; perhaps Samsung is trying to make the S20 seem more accessible. Of course, there will also be 4G and 5G editions of each phone, so maybe “accessible” isn’t quite the right word.