[Exclusive] Galaxy Note 8 codename and model number, refurbished Note 7 in development for South Korea

With the Galaxy Note 7 seeing an early demise, Samsung knows it has to hit it out of the park with the Galaxy Note 8 to make a proper comeback, and it looks like the company has taken the task to heart. According to our sources, the Galaxy Note 8 is codenamed Great. You read that right. Great, and not Baikal as had been previously rumored. If that’s not a big sign that Samsung is doing all it can to make the Galaxy Note 8 special, we’re not sure what would be.

We have also found out the model number the Galaxy Note 8 will carry. As expected, Samsung is skipping the number 4 (as the Koreans consider it unlucky) and will use SM-N950F for the Galaxy Note 8 (the international unlocked variant, at least). The letter at the end will, as usual, change based on the market. As we had seen with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung will not be using too many different model codes, which helps in rolling out software updates faster than what the company achieved a couple of years ago.

We also have a scoop on a refurbished Galaxy Note 7. According to our sources, Samsung is working on a refurbished Note 7 for the South Korean market, with the device to possibly feature model number SM-N935 and codename Grace R (Refurbished). Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 event at MWC was interrupted by a Greenpeace protestor with the message that the company should recycle components that now sit unused following the Note 7′s discontinuation, and it looks like the organization could get what it wants. We should point out that nothing is confirmed at this point, and the refurbished Note 7 may or may not make its way outside South Korea if it happens to launch sometime later this year.

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Nasha Costa
19 days 20 hours ago

This is supposed to be some big news? What do we do with this not so great information?

Miroslav Miklovic
21 days 13 hours ago

If they are superstitious with number 4 why they created Note 4? :)

21 days 22 hours ago

Samsung keeps confirming they aren’t going to sell refurbished Note7 devices Even Sammobile reports it and after a couple of weeks they keep coming out with the same story all over again.

22 days 3 hours ago

“Samsung will not be using too many different model codes, which helps in rolling out software updates faster than what the company achieved a couple of years ago.” I have been saying that for years, looks like they are finally seeing sense :)

Eske Rahn
22 days 9 hours ago

Make Galaxy Note ‘Great’ again !

22 days 14 hours ago

Great! Maybe now I’ll be able to find a decent priced Note7 replacement screen, from a marginally reputable vendor, and a semi competent repair tech to install it!

22 days 15 hours ago

Would love to buy Note 7 for half the price !!

22 days 16 hours ago

I really want a note 7 so bad that was the best phone ever no offense to the S7 Edge but it has nothing on the Note 7. I really hope they allow people in the states to be able to get the phones as well as Korea. I had to be stuck with the S7 Edge since I can’t wait for the note 8 but i really miss my Note 7. Samsung allow people a chance to get it

22 days 17 hours ago


If no.4 is unlucky then why they didnt skip s4 or note 4 ( both were amazing and best smartphones at their times ! )