Samsung Files Five New A-Series Trademarks In Europe

Samsung has now filed no fewer than five new A-series trademarks with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, indicating that several new handsets may be on the way. However, unlike previous entries in the company's A-branded family, Samsung appears to have dropped the "Galaxy" moniker with the listings. What's more, the trademarks don't follow the usual naming conventions in terms of model numbers either. While previous iterations include handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy A3 or Galaxy A5, the newly trademarked names each comes with a two-number designation. Those include the Samsung A10, Samsung A30, Samsung A50, Samsung A70, and Samsung A90. Each of those is listed as being applicable to an "individual" device and falls under Nice Classification 9, indicating these are either smartphones or tablets. Meanwhile, a Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 have also reportedly been filed via patents with the Korean Intellectual Property Office.

The Galaxy branding has always been associated with Android offerings from the company. Bearing that in mind, some speculation has been raised about whether or not the trademarks indicate that Samsung has other plans outside of the world's most commonly used mobile OS. However, that may not be the case at all since the Korean tech giant may simply be rebranding its budget-minded smartphones in order to differentiate from its middle and top-tier offerings. Beyond that, it's possible that the rebranding will be region-specific or that the trademarks won't end up being used for any production-ready handsets.

None of the listings provide any details with regard to the internal specifications, availability, or pricing of the A-series devices in question. That's not surprising since these are just trademark filings, essentially used to prevent other companies from selling any devices branded with the registered names. Regardless of whether or not the new devices will eventually be marked with Galaxy branding, each of the trademarks has been filed on the same date and marked as "Fast Track" application. While that doesn't necessarily give any clues to what the devices are, it may suggest that those are more likely than not to be announced soon enough.

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