Following the disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7, there were some who were skeptical that Samsung would be releasing a follow-up device, although this has since been put to rest as Samsung has confirmed that they will be releasing a Galaxy Note 8 handset this year. Now thanks to a report from SamMobile, some very early details have been leaked.
According to the report, they are claiming that the upcoming Note 8 has been designated with a codename “Great”, which sounds like Samsung’s way to trying to boost morale and to try and make the Note 8 a great handset that the Note 7 had the potential to be. To be fair our review of the Note 7 found it to be an excellent device, and had it not been for the fire hazard we’re sure that it would have gone on to do very well.
The report also goes on to claim that the model number for the Note 8 will be the SM-N950F, something to keep an eye out for should the handset be only referenced by its model number in future benchmark sightings and whatnot. This model number is said to be for the international unlocked variant, so expect that versions designated for other countries or carriers to be slightly different.
In any case take it with a grain of salt, but we expect that more details about the Note 8 should start trickling out in the near future, although right now we guess the focus is on the upcoming Galaxy S8 which will be officially announced on the 29th of March.