Samsung is yet recover from the Note 7 fiasco. Samsung Electronics image in the phone manufacturing has being soiled and as reported by the WSJ, Samsung being the world’s largest phone manufacturer has lost a chunk of their market share to Apple even in the Asian markets and most especially its Note brand.
It is no surprise that many people believed that Samsung would have to abandon the series, or at least its name, by issuing its phablet under a new name.
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A new and reliable report, however, states that Samsung may have completely different plans and they would release the Galaxy S8 phablet as rumored very soon.
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. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 9, 2016
The report is by well-known leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks), who is known for his accurate leaks. Blass’s leaks usually come from many sources in the supply and production chain of various manufacturers.
He wrote in his Twitter account that Samsung was currently developing two models of the Galaxy S8 with the model numbers SM-G950 and SM-G955 (this refers to the ordinary S8 and the larger S8 Edge). At the end of the tweet, however, Blass added, “Do you know what else Samsung is working on? SM-N950.” This model number refers to a Note 8, which Blass says is already in development.
Another tweet by Blass confirmed that both of the two new Galaxy S8 devices would have curved convex screens. This contrasts with the current situation, in which there is both an ordinary version of the device and a larger Edge version with a curved screen.
If this is the case, the devices may receive a slightly different name, perhaps even Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus, as is the case with Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Pixel.
Both Samsung Galaxy S8 models will reportedly have an edge display https://t.co/o2LZJw6Mzx pic.twitter.com/qsd6YFuYEd — Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 9, 2016
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