Samsung has already started registering names for its next-generation Galaxy A phones. And no, we are not talking about the ones that'll come out in 2020. Samsung is securing names for the phones that'll possibly come out after the 2020 batch, in 2021.
As noticed by Let's Go Digital, Samsung recently applied for a bunch of trademarks in the European Union. The South Korean giant has secured names for nine new Galaxy A smartphones. While the EUIPO listing doesn't mention the 'Galaxy' branding, it does secures names for Samsung's A12, A22, A32, A42, A52, A62, A72, A82, and A92 smartphones.
Samsung has already registered names for its 2020 Galaxy A smartphones. The 2020 lineup also includes nine smartphones, namely A11, A21, A31, A41, A51, A61, A71, A81, and A91.
Samsung Galaxy A series
Samsung reshuffled its budget and mid-range smartphone lineup this year to launch a new Galaxy M series and a revamped Galaxy A series. The company released a total of nine Galaxy A phones as a part of the revamped series, from the Galaxy A10 all the way up to Galaxy A90.
Samsung has since released several upgraded versions of those phones. The Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A30s, and other "s" variants are all upgraded versions of Samsung's existing Galaxy A phones. The South Korean behemoth also has some "e" variants of its 2019 Galaxy A phones, such as the Galaxy A20e.
Samsung is likely to follow the same strategy next year, and in the years to come as well. After all, this strategy of flooding the market with phones at every price point has worked wonderfully well for the company so far. Samsung has been able to fend off the competition from the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei, and other low-cost brands quite effectively, especially in budget-conscious markets like India, which also happens to be the world's second-largest smartphone market.
By the looks of it, the Galaxy A11, A21, all the way up to Galaxy A91 will be Samsung's "base" Galaxy A phones for 2020. Several of these phones are already known to be under development, including the Galaxy A51, A71, and A91. All of these phones should come out in the first half of next year. The second half will probably see Samsung again release "s" and "e" variants of those phones.
New trademarks are for 2021
The newly registered nine Galaxy A phones should come out in 2021 only. However, this is just a speculation based on Samsung's strategy and work pattern. It's entirely up to the company to decide when a particular phone comes out. Samsung has none of those nine devices in the works currently, though.
As for the 2020 Galaxy A phones, at least the Galaxy A51, A71, and A91 should come out as early as the first quarter next year. Samsung tends to hold an "Unpacked" event about a week ahead of the MWC in February for its flagship Galaxy S smartphones. We might see a few of these Galaxy A phones as well around that time.