By Stephen Schenck | March 28, 2012 11:23 PM
Earlier this month, we looked at a few trademarks Samsung had just filed for, granting it protection for three names that sure looked like they might end up as Galaxy-series smartphones: the Galaxy Thunder, Galaxy Express, and Galaxy Accelerate. Today, Samsung’s got another set of three names it’s trademarking, the Galaxy Grand, Galaxy Premier, and Galaxy Next.
It’s interesting to see the Galaxy Next among these names, as that’s already a phone Samsung’s released; the Galaxy Mini is available in certain markets as the Next. Since it hasn’t used the name in the US yet, it may be considering reassigning the name to a new model. At least, we don’t expect Samsung to prepare another Mini variant for the States.
The Galaxy Grand and Galaxy Premier, on the other hand, are all-new to us. Like when we looked at those other three names a few weeks ago, the thought of some carrier versions of a highly-anticipated model like the Galaxy S III comes to mind, but we could honestly be looking at any future Samsung Android. The company may have registered these names before it even had hardware to go with them, and there’s always the chance it won’t end up using them at all.