We've seen a ton of Samsung leaks in the last couple of months, one of which pointed towards a new "U" series of smartphones by the company. According to SamMobile's insider, Samsung was working on the SM-U500F handsets which was supposed to launch powered by company's very own Exynos 5433 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display. The report also said that the device will sport a 16-megapixel camera on the back and an 8-megapixel shooter on the front. 16GB of expandable internal storage, a 2,360mAh battery, LTE connectivity and Android 5.0 Lollipop were also mentioned as well as 6.15mm thickness, or should I say thinness. These are really great specs, but according to the latest report by SamMobile, the release of this handset is delayed.
We don't know the reason why this occurred, but we can guess and do agree with the source on this one. Samsung might launch their new Galaxy S6 flagship in the weeks and perhaps don't want anything else to mess with the launch, in other words, they want the S6 to take the spotlight completely. This actually makes sense, Samsung often launches a ton of devices and consumers can get extremely confused in the sea of Galaxy phones. The latest report (by analyst) actually claims that the Galaxy S6 will launch on CES in January, despite the fact we expected it to launch in February or March. What do you think, will Samsung launch their Galaxy S6 flagship ahead of time or will we see it launched in February / March timeframe, as we do every year?
Samsung did say that they plan to cut back on the amount of devices they push to the market, so this "U" line of devices might end up being cut completely. This is a long shot and I doubt something like that will happen, especially considering the device was almost ready for launch, but it's a possibility I guess. Anyhow, 2015 will be a rather interesting year for Samsung considering the drop in profits they experienced in the last couple of quarters, it will be interesting to see if Samsung can turn things around and stop this decline.