Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date, Leaks & Updates: Model Numbers Out? Devices Could Be Company's Rescue After Note 7

By Dannel Picaccio Camille Perez Lozano , Updated Nov 14, 2016 12:00 AM EST
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one that could be the saving grace of the company after what transpired recently. That being said, replacements are in order for those troubled-though there are some who may not quite like the move just yet.

For those uninformed, a worldwide anomaly was caused by the faulty batteries of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, wherein a many experienced the dread of smoking and even igniting batteries alike. With such an awful tragedy that befell the good company, the next series of mobile phones in line may be the key, namely the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the models beyond it.

According to Tech Times, the Samsung Galaxy S8 series has been leaked along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Such model numbers are the SM-G950 and SM-G955 for the Samsung Galaxy 8 and the SM-N950 is to be made for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 respectively. Apart from these leaks, some speculations suggest that there will be a critical move that will change the face of the said mobile phone line, which is the use of the Exynos chipset.

Reports claim that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will don the aforementioned chipset, made by Samsung themselves and have been utilized for quite a notable time. Being the flagship devices of the South Korean company, Exynos and Qualcomm are both recognized as remarkable variables to this day. That, however, might be changed soon enough as early as next year due to Samsung's goals to creating a new powerful Exynos with the Shannon 359 modem-though it is yet to be confirmed.

Even with the supposed release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and presumably the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the Shannon 359 modem may take a while longer. That being said, all the information surrounding these devices are advised to be taken only with a grain of salt for now.

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