The model numbers for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 series and Galaxy Note 8 have leaked. According to a reliable source, the SM-G950 and SM-G955 will make up the Galaxy S8 series, while SM-N950 has been reserved for the Galaxy Note 8.
Samsung and wireless carriers who sold the Galaxy Note 7 have been urging Note 7 owners to exchange the defective smartphone, but as we saw in the comments section of a recently published article, many Note 7 users are refusing to give up the device. This has led Samsung and carriers in Europe to release a Galaxy Note 7 software update that limits the smartphone from charging above 60 percent.
"Our absolute priority continues to be customer safety," Conor Pierce, Samsung's mobile and IT vice president for the UK and Ireland, said in a statement.
"This new battery software update is specifically designed to remind all Galaxy Note 7 customers to replace their device at their earliest possible convenience through their local Galaxy Note 7 Replacement Programme."
To further ensure Galaxy Note 7 owners return the recalled phablet, Samsung has announced that it will offer Note 7 owners an upgrade program that will allow them to trade in the defective device for either one of next year's flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone series or Galaxy Note 8 at a discounted price.
While there were rumors that Samsung may cancel its Note series entirely, a reliable source has revealed not only the model number for next year's Galaxy Note 8 but also the two smartphones that will make up the Galaxy S8 series.
Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus And Galaxy Note 8 Model Numbers
Evan Blass, who has an impeccable track record of reporting unannounced smartphone news, took to his Twitter page and posted the following message, "Samsung Galaxy S8 models are indeed skipping SM-G94* model numbers, will ship as SM-G950 & SM-G955. Know what else is in the works? SM-N950."
While Blass doesn't mention the Galaxy Note 8 in his post, the SM-N950 is the Galaxy Note 8, as it follows the same naming convention Samsung has used for its Galaxy Note phablets. The Note 7's model number was SM-930, Galaxy Note 5 was SM-920, Galaxy Note 4 was SM-N910 and Galaxy Note 3 was SM-900.
Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Details
Not much is known about the Galaxy Note 8 at this point, but many details regarding the Samsung Galaxy S8 series has been leaking at a steady rate. Samsung's vice president recently revealed the Galaxy S8 would feature a new "slick design" and is expected to feature enhanced artificial intelligence to better compete with Google Assistant and Siri.
Unlike the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung is reportedly planning to use dual curved edge displays on both Galaxy S8 models and include an optical fingerprint scanner that will be embedded directly into the display.
As always, we'll keep you updated on any new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 information as it become available.