Following the Galaxy Note 7 recall, Samsung?s brand hit a new low which turned out to be a public relations disaster for the South Korean tech giant. Reports emerged indicating that Samsung would dump the Note brand entirely.
However, this is not happening as Samsung indicated a Galaxy Note 8 launch in 2017. While offering an upgrade program for?Note 7 customers who exchange their?for Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge the company revealed Note series plan. Further?confirmation of the device comes from?a more credible leak, revealing model numbers of Galaxy?s future S8, S8 Edge and Note 8.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Noted tipster Evan Blass revealed that Samsung?s latest top of the range Galaxy flagship devices are in development. He leaked the model numbers for both the Galaxy S8 models, which will ship as SM-G950 and SM-G955. Indeed, the Galaxy Note 8 is also very much in the works and is numbered SM-N950.
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 SM-N950 would be the successor to the SM-N930*, which is the codename of the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung is skipping the SM-G94x nomenclature, reportedly due to a Korean superstition surrounding the number 4.
In addition, Blass said Galaxy S8 would ship in?two display variants – a 5.7-inch and a 6.2-inch model. Both the devices will support an Edge display with?the larger model is being targeted for Note 7 customers.
Galaxy Note 8 to Feature Exynos 9
Meanwhile, Samsung will make revolutionary changes to the Galaxy Note 8 with the inclusion of the powerful Exynos 9 chipsets. Though it has become a norm for the Korean giant to release two flagships based on Qualcomm and Exynos for its Galaxy S and Note series, it could change in 2017.
Samsung is planning to develop a powerful Exynos chipset that will include the so-called Shannon 359 modem, reported Softpedia. The Shannon 359 modem will support just about all the network basebands in the world: FDD-LTE, TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA2000, CDMA and GSM. Since the 359 modem will not be released until the third quarter of 2017, it won?t be included in the S8 series but likely is set to be included in the Galaxy Note 8 phablet. The company will finally say goodbye to the Snapdragon chipsets to be replaced with its own Exynos systems.