By Stephen Schenck | April 18, 2012 3:06 PM
This past month, we saw Samsung file for trademark protection for a bunch of different Galaxy-series names. Those names can ultimately go unused, but as registering one is the first step towards securing a name for a retail device, it’s possible that at least some of these Galaxies are going to end up tied to hardware we eventually see released. Today, we learn about three such new Galaxy names that have shown-up in Samsung trademark filings.
Samsung’s latest Galaxy names to go on-record are the Galaxy Metrix, Galaxy Velvet, and Galaxy Legend. Unlike the last time we looked at some names, and saw Samsung registering the Galaxy Next despite having already released a model under that name in some markets, all three this time appear to be wholly unknown; they may invoke memories of handsets from other manufacturers, like the HTC Legend, but it looks like they’re new to Samsung.
With so many unused Galaxy names floating around now, it’s likely that some will end up as carrier-specific versions of upcoming models like the Galaxy S III, but without more information on Samsung phones still in the pipeline (like that Jasper for Verizon we just looked at) we can’t say just how many are likely to be used. For the moment, we’ll be looking to see if these recently-registered Galaxy names pop up anywhere else in the future.