South Korean mobile manufacturing company Samsung Electronics is having a tough time these days especially because of this year’s Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Samsung needed to abandon that variant from the market, and that caused the company a cumulative loss of more than $1 billion. Now the company is gearing up for the launch of its upcoming flagship device in order to regain the trust of its consumers once again.
We have got a tip from internal sources that Samsung may be skipping the Galaxy S8 variant to give its customers a perfect alternative to its Galaxy Note 7 model. As per latest rumors, Samsung is all set to introduce two Galaxy S9 models having dual-edge display screens along with hexacore processor and USB Type-C support.
According to Evan Blass (@evleaks), Samsung is actually skipping SM-G94 Model numbers in order to introduce and ship the new Galaxy S Series variants as SM-G950 and SM-G955. It’s a clear indication that the Galaxy S8 models won’t be making a launch at 2017 MWC event, and instead of that Galaxy S9 variant will be launched with more flexibility and finesse. Samsung may be skipping the SM-G94xmodel numbers due to the fact that Koreans don’t consider 4 as their lucky numbers. It seems like Samsung is not taking any chances with its upcoming flagship device.
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 smaller Galaxy S9 variant will be featuring a 5.7-inch screen having an edge-to-edge display. It will be powered by a hexacore chip and backed up by a powerful 3,000 mAh battery. It will be running on Android 7.1 Nougat OS which will make the device faster than most of its contemporaries for sure. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Edge will be featuring a 6.2-inch bezel-display screen (edge-to-edge support) and slightly better camera functionalities than the smaller version. All the other features will remain pretty same for both the variants.