Two Galaxy S8 model numbers tipped: SM-G950/G955 dubbed Dream and Dream2

Two Galaxy S8 model numbers tipped: SM-G950/G955 dubbed Dream and Dream2
After the Note 7 announcement and its recall brouhaha, it will be time to look forward to the next best thing from Samsung that has to negate the consequences of the ill-conceived battery packaging, and this could be no other phone than the Galaxy S8. There is enough info about the future flagship already that we had to make a Project Dream roundup of the tips and rumors, but a new report has just arrived to shed some light on the eventual model numbering, and the intriguing story behind it.

Apparently, the Samsung is making two versions of the Galaxy S8, codenamed internally Dream and Dream2, but the model numbers are more interesting here. Samsung is reportedly numbering the Dream and Dream2 models of the Galaxy S8 with SM-G950 and SMG955, respectively. Given that the Galaxy S7 is SM-G930 and the S7 edge is SM-G935, that's quite the leap from 3 to 5 right there.

If this tip holds water, it's either that Samsung will have something else in-between, denoted as SM-G940 (like the rumored foldable phone), or the simpler explanation is that the Koreans number their editions with the culture's tetraphobia in mind. The number 4 is evidently considered unlucky there, that is why the Galaxy S III was GT-I9300, but the S4 went directly to GT-I9500.

So far, all of this makes sense. There have been rumors that Samsung is already hard at work producing 5.1" and 5.5" Dual edge displays for the Galaxy S8, so the SM-G950 could be the 5.1" version, while the SM-G955 the 5.5" model, which would be a natural successor of the current S7 edge. It's nor clear how Samsung will call them in the end, if the smaller 5.1-incher also comes with a Dual edge instead of a flat display like the S7, but we should know soon enough, given the speed with which the rumors about Project Dream are trickling down.

source: SamMobile

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13 Comments

1. kasemapiwat

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

Need to clean their software immediately.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

and you need to come back to 2016 and actually use a S7 immediately. Their fluidity even beats Nexus phones

4. Nopers unregistered

Except scrolling from the home screen to the briefing. That's still janky AF

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Same thing happens on my iPad Air 2 when I slide to spotlight page. Very big delay.

9. Nopers unregistered

I have an original iPad Air and I have no delay going from home screen to widgets on iOS 10. Sounds like a you problem.

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I am on 9.3.2 jailbreaked. That lag was supposed to be fixed on earlier versions but I guess it didnt.

10. SayMobile

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

yup,thats true

13. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

But not the oneplus 3!!!

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Waiting patiently for S8 ( s6 user ) , i hope they stick with the same battery size , work even hard on touchwizz , employ the ability to switch from 4k to 720p .

5. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 905; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

They will have a larger battery for sure. They don't need 4k though.

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

4k is really an overkill. 1440p is more than enough.

6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

the Galaxy S8 should have model number SM-G940 but it doesn’t and there’s a good reason for that The number 4 is usually skipped in the country’s hospitals and public buildings while in some buildings the 4th floor is denoted by the alphabet F instead of 4

11. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

SOS. AGAIN!!!

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