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Samsung's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8, may be months away before being released, but hype around it has started gaining momentum. People appear to be curious about the device because of the disappointing debacle of the Galaxy Note 7. Now, the model number of the purported device has been leaked, giving a hint that the company could have started working on it.

The South Korean technology giant has the tradition of unveiling Galaxy S handsets at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, but reports have claimed that the upcoming Galaxy S8 would be released in April, and not on February 26, a day ahead of MWC. It is reported that the company's plan to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) assistant service through a dedicated button could have made the smartphone makers to delay the release.

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Interestingly, popular leakster Evan Blass aka @evleaks has tweeted that the Galaxy S8 models would come with model numbers SM-G950 and SM-G955. It may surprise many as the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge have model numbers SM-G920 and G925 respectively, and its successors came with model numbers SM-G930 and SM-G935. The company might have decided to skip SM-G940 and SM-G945 if Evan's claim turns true.

So what is SM-N950 mentioned in Evan Blass' tweet? It suggests a device from the Galaxy Note series, giving a hint that Samsung may not kill the Note line after the failure of the Galaxy Note 7.

There are conflicting reports on the specifications of the Galaxy S8. A report has claimed that the flagship would come in two variants -- one with a 5.7-inch display and the other with a 6.2-inch screen. However, it is also reported that the device will be seen with a 5.1-inch curved Super AMOLED display and a 2K screen resolution variant, and a 5.5-inch 4K panel (806 ppi pixel density) model.

It is also reported that the device will share most features such as 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or 10nm-based Exynos processor, 12MP S5K2L2 sensor and 13MP sensor made by Sony in the rear, and 8MP front-snapper.