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.Apparently, the Samsung is making two versions of the
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.