There were rumors last month of Samsung coming out with another series of smartphones which will parallel the single letter naming convention of the Galaxy S line and the more recent “A Series”. The then-upcoming “U Series” was rumored to be a high-end line, focusing on super-slim form factors. But whispers from within the company are saying that this development may be on hold.

The South Korean gadget giant’s flagging sales has been the catalyst for the outfit to ring the changes internally – these include changing the leadership of its phone business and visibly changing the strategy. There is now movement to decrease the number of models that the company has in the market, while consolidating products which have overlap in parts.

The “U Series” was supposed to be part of the consolidation, it’s first release rumored to be an ultra-slim phone at 6.15mm, sporting an octa-core Exynos 5433 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, a 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of expandable storage, a 2,360mAh battery, LTE connectivity, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Those are not bad specs at all, especially taking into consideration the super slim form. Ostensibly, some of these specs will overlap with other devices – like the Exynos 5433 proc, which looks to be Samsung’s standard octa-core proc for a long stretch. But that seems to be all for naught now, as development was cancelled. No reasons have been given to the halt in development.

VIA: Sam Mobile