Samsung Galaxy S8 model numbers revealed, new Galaxy Note (SM-N950) reportedly in the making
posted by Florin T. / Nov 09, 2016, 2:33 PM
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)
source: Evan Blass (Twitter)
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..
posted on Nov 09, 2016, 2:46 PM 0
The exynos variants do have dedicated Wolfson DAC for years now.
posted on Nov 09, 2016, 2:55 PM 20
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.
posted on Nov 09, 2016, 2:54 PM 1
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.
posted on Nov 09, 2016, 2:57 PM 0
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
posted on Nov 09, 2016, 3:20 PM 1
Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015
And you know this how. Oh you don't know so go away.
posted on Nov 09, 2016, 3:45 PM 6
Posts: 965; 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.
posted on Nov 09, 2016, 5:44 PM 0
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Hope they will not cheap out the camera...
posted on Nov 09, 2016, 5:59 PM 0
Pleasr be the new note, missing the note series with each passing day
posted on Nov 09, 2016, 7:24 PM 0
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