A codename has been leaked for what could turn out to be a new Galaxy smartphone. The name Galaxy F has been tweeted out by @MMDDJ_ as a future device from the manufacturer. We have seen comments on Samsung releases from the account ahead of time in the past. Whatâ€™s intriguing is that a few days earlier, the same Twitter user said the phone known as the Galaxy X would not be named the Galaxy X, leading to subsequent 2+2 math equations equalling Galaxy F-for-foldable.
Samsungâ€™s foldable, or flexible, phone has been rumored for years and has consistently been named the Galaxy X once the Project Valley prototype left the scene. Calling the phone F-for-foldable, or flexible, makes sense, especially after Apple bagged an X â€” in shape only â€” for the iPhone X. Samsung may wish to further separate its own technical showcase from Appleâ€™s technical showcase by not using the same letter, in one form or another.
Thatâ€™s it, the Galaxy X is the Galaxy F? No. Despite it sounding right, there is absolutely no actual evidence Samsungâ€™s folding phone will be called the Galaxy X, the Galaxy F, or anything else. Itâ€™s possible Samsung has the Galaxy F name set aside though, as @MMDDJ_ indirectly says the tweet may have upset some people at Samsung; but weâ€™re also hearing talk of a Samsung gaming phone, which would also need a name.
Itâ€™s not the first time weâ€™ve heard about a Galaxy F either. The name was attached to a premium, metal smartphone in 2013, believed at the time to be another high-end smartphone to fit between the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note releases. Interestingly, this is a similar description of the Galaxy X, which would join Samsungâ€™s established big-name phone releases of the year. That said, we should also remember Samsung launches many smartphones all round the world, often with special editions reserved for certain markets. The companyâ€™s need for cool-sounding names wonâ€™t run dry.
Whatever the Galaxy F turns out to be, weâ€™ll keep you updated here. Unless the name disappears without a trace, just like the Galaxy F did in 2013.