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Picasso selected as codename for Samsung Galaxy S11; not to be confused with AMD's Zen+ mobile APUs

Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga, Spain in 1881. (Image source: as.com)
Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga, Spain in 1881. (Image source: as.com)
“Picasso” has been revealed as the research and development codename for Samsung’s Galaxy S11 smartphone. It seems an interesting and appropriate choice by the South Korean manufacturer, which has already selected another world-famous artist to represent its upcoming Galaxy Note 10 device: Da Vinci.

Apparently, the research and development codename for the Samsung Galaxy S11 smartphone will be “Picasso”. This matches well with the already known codename for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phablet, which is Da Vinci. It seems Samsung is shooting for the stars by associating its products with two of the greatest artists of all time.

It’s a departure from the Samsung Galaxy S10 series, which had prosaic codenames in comparison to the new weighty choices. The S10 trio was simply known as “Beyond 0”, “Beyond 1,” and “Beyond 2”, respectively. Obviously, Samsung isn’t the only tech company using Picasso’s name in connection with its products. AMD’s Zen+ mobile APUs are part of its own Picasso series.

Unsurprisingly, mention of a new codename and the Samsung Galaxy S11 has sparked speculation about what the next Galaxy S flagship smartphone could bring in terms of innovation. An under-display camera is the obvious front-runner in terms of new features, although some have focused on the choice of Picasso as a name and expect the S11 to exhibit some Cubist or Surrealist elements.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-05-19 (Update: 2019-05-19)