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Samsung Pulls Plug on Galaxy U Series

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday December 16, 2014.

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Samsung makes so many devices and has so many smartphone ranges that it is hard to keep up. Take for example the Galaxy U line of handsets, another new series that has been in development alongside the A series, E series, as well as an overhaul of the S range. It is a muddling array of devices to be sure, so I am glad that Samsung has reportedly decided to ditch the Galaxy U series at the development stage.

The U range of smartphones seems to have been a legitimate project within Samsung and one of the devices showed up before with the model number SM-U500F. This handset even had some specs leaked and it was going to get a 5-inch 1080p Full HD display, a 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, 16GB of storage, a 2360mAh battery, and Android 5.0 Lollipop, and an octa-core Exynos processor, all in a metal body would have been 6.15mm thick.

Wait a minute... that is almost a like for like of the soon to launch and already announced Galaxy A7, aside from a 5.5-inch screen, 13 megapixel rear snapper, and 2600mAh. So, the Galaxy U would have been a touch more potent than the A7 and smaller too, but why would Samsung want another in-between device, one that fills a no-man's land niche between high mid-range and flagship? In the past it would have been a handset the company would have released without hesitation, but in testing times and with a new smartphone strategy the Korean giant has pulled the plug.

SamMobile (mostly right on these things) says that Samsung has stopped development on the range, but has not offered a reason why. Could the company just be delaying the handset to focus on the A series and the upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship, or has Samsung just seen the light and knows this is a pointless handset? I am edging towards the latter, which means we will never see that Galaxy U after-all.

source: SamMobile

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