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The Samsung Galaxy S11 may be called the Galaxy S20 instead

By Koh Wanzi - on 27 Dec 2019, 2:53pm

The Samsung Galaxy S11 may be called the Galaxy S20 instead

Samsung is expected to release the successor to the Galaxy S10 early next year, but it may not be called the Galaxy S11. According to Samsung tipster Ice Universe, the flagship device could debut under the Galaxy S20 name instead, because "next year is 2020, and 20 is a new beginning".

It's not clear what exactly this "new beginning" means, but Ice Universe has previously revealed a reference cover for accessory makers to produce screen protectors, which appears to show a phone that practically has no bezels at all. It also has a tiny hole punch camera at the top, which has been centred and shrunk down to make for a cleaner look.

There's not much else to confirm Ice Universe's claims at the moment, but it would make sense for Samsung to align the model number of its latest and greatest smartphone with the year, quickly signaling to consumers which Galaxy phone they should get if they want the newest one.

Samsung also wouldn't be the first company to skip model names when it comes to naming its smartphone. Huawei passed over the P11 in favour of the P20 in 2018, and Samsung itself skipped the Note6 when it released the Note7

Of course, there's no way to be sure about anything right now, so I'd treat this piece of news with a healthy dose of skepticism. 

Going by the latest rumours, Samsung could unveil its next flagship Galaxy smartphone sometime in February.