Looks like Samsung wants to simplify its portfolio by 2019 as they are working on it very hard so that it doesn’t confuse the customer with a variety of models. Samsung does launch a bunch of devices under the J, C and ONE series every year which might confuse the end user in terms of features and specs. So now the company is planning to re-brand the complete mid-range portfolio into single series later next year.
As per ETNews, Samsung is considering to ditch the Galaxy J, C, and ON series to a single series with Galaxy A and will still introduce a new series with Galaxy M series which comes under premium mid-range segment. So basically Samsung will launch only four series with Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy M and Galaxy A series next year.
As per the source, the Galaxy M will be the top-end segment under M50 and will feature OLED displays but Samsung will also introduce cheaper two models with Galaxy M30 & Galaxy M40 early 2019 which will arrive with LCD displays. Samsung will not change the Galaxy A lineup whose pricing starts from 20K in India but will rename the series from single digit to double digit model with Samsung Galaxy A30, A40, A70, and A80 which will either ship with OLED or LCD display and will be available in Europe, Korea, and the US markets.
Samsung will introduce the Samsung Galaxy A50 & Galaxy A60 with LCD display which will be exclusive to India and Southeast Asian countries. Further, the report also claims that Samsung will keep adding some premium features to its A-lineup next year similar to what we saw this year with Galaxy A9 which came with quad cameras.