Galaxy S8 model numbers leak, release may be sooner than expected because of the Note7's troubles

Vlad, 14 September, 2016

The Galaxy Note7 recall isn't doing Samsung any favors when it comes to brand perception. Not only that, but the company's most recent flagship phablet itself may never recover from the "it's exploding" headlines. So apparently the Korean company might be thinking of pushing forward the release of the Galaxy S8 in 2017 hoping to erase all memories of the Note7 debacle in the process.

This is just a rumor at this point, and it doesn't go into any detail - so it's unclear how much sooner the S8 will be outed than the S7 was this year.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

From another source comes word that Samsung is in fact working on two S8 variations, and not just one as thought in the past. Obviously this doesn't necessarily mean that two phones will end up launching, as we're still pretty early in the development cycle. But as of now both an SM-G950 and SM-G955 are being worked on - the former with a flat screen and the latter with a curved one, we assume given Samsung's past use of model numbers for its handsets. That said, they could both have curved displays of course, and simply differ in size.

Since the S7 is SM-G930 you may have expected the S8 to be SM-G940, but no - because in South Korea (and China) many people associate the number 4 with bad luck. Anyway, the S8 is reportedly codenamed Dream while the S8 edge is Dream2.

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Reader comments

  • AnonD-139449
  • 27 Oct 2016
  • Hku

hmmmm still their latest flagship Gakaxy S7 the Edge arr available out there, they must think for the Note series first.

  • Andy
  • 19 Sep 2016
  • vwj

Go for it samsung....and while you are at it please don't put your in-house Exynos battery thirsty chip-set in S8.

  • Neil
  • 17 Sep 2016
  • v0q

Here they go again. Rushing to release their product and you know what happened with Note 7. They rushed in releasing Note 7 because they don't want it to compete with iPhone 7 and because of that carelessness they got exploding batteries. ...

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