And here’s a list of unannounced 2018 Samsung Galaxy devices
Following up on my previous post detailing which Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets may receive the Android Oreo update, I also have a list of code-names for many unreleased devices. These code-names were obtained from the same place where I found out which Galaxy devices might get Oreo: the framework-res pulled from a leaked beta build of Android 8.0 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Earlier, I suggested that the files I obtained (with help from XDA Senior Member mweinbach) were being used by Samsung to test the Oreo update on different hardware configurations. While the majority of code-names listed referenced already publically available devices, there were many code-names that referenced as-of-yet (to my knowledge) unreleased devices.
Some code-names are easy enough to decipher, some are already known thanks to previous leaks, but many I am completely unsure of. The devices that I believe correlate to each code-name I’ve gone ahead and listed next to the code-name, however, I’ve left the rest blank for now. If I obtain more information on any of these models, I will update the list.
List of unreleased 2018 Samsung Galaxy Devices
- astarqlte – Samsung Galaxy S9 Active (Snapdragon)
- c10lte – Samsung Galaxy C10
- c10plte – Samsung Galaxy C10 Plus
- crown – Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- degasy18wifi – possibly Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 2018 refresh
- grandppirislte – Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus refresh with Iris scanner
- gta2xl – Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2018
- gtesy18lte – Samsung Galaxy Tab E 2018
- gts4llte – Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
- j2y18lte – Samsung Galaxy J2 2018
- j3neolte – Samsung Galaxy J3 Neo
- j4lte – Samsung Galaxy J4
- j6lte – Samsung Galaxy J6
- j8lte – Samsung Galaxy J8
- jackpotqlte – Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Snapdragon
- jackpot2qlte – Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 Snapdragon
- star – Samsung Galaxy S9
- star2 – Samsung Galaxy S9+
“astarqlte” being the Samsung Galaxy S9 Active (Snapdragon) is an educated guess of mine. I am basing this off of a previous report from The Bell that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will have the code-name “star.” The “q” in the name tells me it will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon device (given how Samsung’s code-names work in general), while the “a” is what may make this the S9 Active.
Next up, the potential Samsung Galaxy C10 and C10 Plus. Asia Business Daily reported last year that Samsung China was working on these devices, and that they would sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. We haven’t heard anything since then, so it’s surprising to see it show up here. Furthermore, we can corroborate the idea that Samsung was at least testing a device with the Snapdragon 660. Within the same folder where these code-names were found, several performance boosting configuration files can be seen. These configuration files define what the system should do on certain events such as when opening the gallery app. Of note, one such configuration file is named “dvfs_policy_sdm660_xx.xml”
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is reportedly code-named “crown”, at least according to Korean publication The Bell As previously mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is “star”, which according to precedent, would make the Samsung Galaxy S9+ “star2.”
I believe that the “gta2xl” represents a refresh of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1—ie. a 2018 model. Why? The previous Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 model has a code-name “gtaxl,” hence, “gta2xl” would be the Galaxy Tab A 2 10.1 (or the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2018).
Similarly, I believe the “gtesy18lte” will be the 2018 refresh of the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. “gte” refers to the Galaxy Tab E, and the “18” tells us this is a 2018 model. I am not sure what size the refresh will be, however.
The rumored Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is easy to discern from this list. The Galaxy Tab S3 was code-named “gts3llte”, so it’s clear that the “gts4llte” refers to the Tab S4.
Currently, Samsung sells the J3, J5, and J7 series, however, some new code-names point towards the existence of a J2, J4, J6, J8 series.
A really interesting code-name from this list is “jackpot.” This is the first we have heard of such a device. It seems to come in two variants: a regular and a plus model. It also may come in an Exynos and a Qualcomm variant, based on the code-names. This may be a new set of flagship devices, perhaps the rumored foldable Samsung Galaxy X.
Update: according to the build.prop file from the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018, that device is actually ‘jackpot.’ Interestingly, this now leads us to believe that there may be a Qualcomm Snapdragon variant of the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ 2018 models.
“lugelte,” “degasy18wifi,” “grandppirislte,” and “gtaxlad,” are totally unknown to us at the moment. Hopefully, we hear more information about these devices in the future.