Samsung Galaxy S8 model numbers revealed, new Galaxy Note (SM-N950) reportedly in the making


Following the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge from 2015, and the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge released earlier this year, Samsung is now working on two different Galaxy S8 models - no surprise here. What may be surprising is that, according to a recent rumor, both new Galaxy models could sport curved screens, which may mean there won't be a regular and an edge version.

Since the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge have the model numbers SM-G930 and SM-G935, respectively, one would assume that the S8 series will include SM-G940 and SM-G945 models. However, it looks like this won't be the case.

Evan Blass (renowned for being almost always accurate in regards to unannounced devices) says that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones "will ship as SM-G950 and SM-G955."

More interestingly, Blass also mentions that Samsung is working on an SM-N950 - which can only be a new Galaxy Note (since previous Notes have the model numbers SM-N930, SM-N920, and so on). 

There is no word on what name or features the next Galaxy Note could have, but we're guessing that, after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung wants this device to represent a new beginning. We also assume that this next-gen Galaxy Note will be released sometime in the second half of 2017, with the Galaxy S8 series likely hitting shelves in the first half, but that remains to be seen.

source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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22 Comments

1. BobLawblaw unregistered

The only reason I sold my s7 was the sub par audio quality. If the s8 has a dedicated DAC like the v10/v20 and doesn't axe the 3.5mm headphone jack I'm sold..

3. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

The exynos variants do have dedicated Wolfson DAC for years now.

8. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I hope the S8 Exynos variant is rootable. Custom ROMs aren't necessary, just root. I could go for that next year.

16. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

But is it only the exynos version lord Tyrion?

21. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Yes..

2. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

One thing is clear from above picture that GS8 might have a dual camera. I hope they will use dual imx378.

4. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

They always use a custom sensor. So I'm pretty sure they won't use the 378. The one they will use might be better or worse.

7. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

No they do. They use both their home made ISOCELL and Sony's IMX sensors...

9. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

...That's still custom made (IMX).

11. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

that wasnt what he said..Samsung always gets custom sensors from sony as one of their prime customers.THey wont use the same 378 as every one else

5. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

if its being made now. and a release in april then its nothing more than the note7 minus the pen and no idea what caused the fiasco of major recall eventually sinking the note7

10. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And you know this how. Oh you don't know so go away.

12. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Wait for the tech Xpert. He is very knowledgable all things Samsung and can give you the stats and facts your looking for.

14. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Anyone that just Googles it can find those facts. As for this GS8, I sure hope they do away with the fragile glass back, and I guarantee their dual camera setup will mirror what Apple did: one wide, one zoomed in at a fixed focal length.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I see what you did there lol.

6. Mels13

Posts: 117; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Thats cool.Notes were the best phones.Becuz of 1 fiasco doesnt mean u have to quit the Notes.Iphones explode very often so what ?

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Please launch a Note 8. I soooo miss the S-Pen.

15. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Hope they will not cheap out the camera...

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why would you even post that, when not only does Samsung need this phone to be a major hit, but Samsung consistently has one of the top 2 cameras on the market? Think McFly think...

17. acruzlu unregistered

Pleasr be the new note, missing the note series with each passing day

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's pure torture not having one. I like my 7 Plus, but it's too much it doesn't do.

22. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Event though it wont, but I'm sure it will. People will still experience exploding,

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