Samsung lastly consolidated its flagship smartphone lineup in 2021. With the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note line, all that remained had been the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra. Last 12 months, Samsung adopted up the S21 sequence with the identical three S22 fashions, and we anticipate to see the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra at Galaxy Unpacked in February. But in line with a latest report, Samsung would possibly axe the Galaxy S24 Plus subsequent 12 months.
According to the South Korean tech information web site The Elec, Samsung is contemplating reducing the variety of Galaxy S24 fashions from three to 2.
Samsung is reportedly utilizing the codename DM for the Galaxy S24 sequence. There are supposedly solely two fashions at present listed for this venture: DM1 and DM3. Presumably, DM1 is the usual Galaxy S24, whereas DM3 is the Galaxy S24 Ultra. The disappearance of DM2 suggests Samsung may need canceled the Galaxy S24 Plus throughout the improvement course of.
There is one substantial downside with this report, as identified by WinFuture’s Roland Quandt on Twitter. The “DM” codename that Samsung is utilizing stands for Diamond, and it truly applies to the Galaxy S23 sequence, not the Galaxy S24. The phrase “Diamond” even seems in a video URL on Samsung’s reservation web site for the Galaxy S23.
With that in thoughts, except Samsung plans to make use of the identical codename for the Galaxy S24 sequence, it appears probably that The Elec merely made a mistake whereas placing collectively this report. On the opposite hand, maybe The Elec is assured that Samsung will reuse the codename.
All issues thought-about, this wouldn’t be an particularly stunning improvement. After all, the iPhone 14 Plus has struggled to seek out an viewers after the iPhone 13 mini equally underperformed. And whereas Apple solely produces a restricted variety of smartphone fashions yearly, Samsung pumps out a bunch of finances, midrange, and foldable telephones along with its flagship lineup. Internal codenames apart, eliminating the Plus mannequin would possibly make sense.