New rumors surrounding Samsung suggest that the South Korean tech giant is currently working on a new line of smartphones.
Named as the Galaxy O series, devices from this line will reportedly be marketed as mid-range smartphones. According to Sam Mobile, insiders who claim to be familiar with Samsung's operations said that the company is currently working on two handsets with the model numbers SM-G600 and SM-G550.
The site noted that the names of these devices will probably be changed to Galaxy O7 and Galaxy O5 respectively once they debut.
But since the O label is a new category for the Galaxy devices, it's not yet confirmed how the Galaxy O7 and Galaxy O5 will fall in line with the rest of Samsung's products.
Samsung is known for using letters of the alphabet to categorize its various smartphone models. For example, the flagship or high-end devices are placed under the S series, such as the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
On the other end of the spectrum is the Galaxy J line of devices, GSM Arena has learned. These models, such as the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5, are Samsung's cheapest handsets. The company also has a line called the Z series which uses the Tizen platform instead of the traditional Android.
As for the mysterious Galaxy O devices, it is not yet clear how this line will be marketed by Samsung. Ubergizmo speculated that they might feature relatively high-end specs but will still be categorized as mid-range handsets.
Samsung has not yet released a statement to address the recent rumors or confirm the existence of the Galaxy O line. But, according to various sources, the company is expected to introduce the product in September, during its presentation for the IFA event in Berlin.
Hopefully, more details regarding the Galaxy O5 and Galaxy O7 will be revealed within the weeks leading up to the electronics conference.