Samsung has reportedly codenamed it’s Note phablet flagship the alleged Galaxy Note 8 as ‘Great’. After the Note 7 fire fiasco, the company is taking all kind of precautions for it’s successor. Earlier the Mobile Chief of Samsung had confirmed the existence of Note 8 by saying that the smartphone is already in works and they are going to bring a “better, safer and very innovative” device this time around.
According to a SamMobile report, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is codenamed ‘Great’ internally and not ‘Baikal’, as it was tipped in earlier rumours. Although it doesn’t reveal anything else about the device, but one thing is for sure that Samsung would want people to say the same thing about their Note smartphone when it’s launched.
Samsung is also said to be skipping the number 4 in the model codename and have instead kept SM-N950F, while the Note 7 had model number SM-N930 and the last number depends on specific market. The reason behind skipping one number is that the Koreans in general consider number 4 to be very unlucky, and Samsung would not want to take chances, especially after Galaxy Note 7 tragic incident, although that was not the reason behind whole mishap.
Further report adds some information on the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 and notes that the company is working on a refurbished Note 7 for its home market, which will carry codename Grace R and model number SM-N935.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s worldwide recall was a major setback for the company. However, the South Korean electronics giant have been keeping its spirits up and still believe that their loyal consumer base of Note series of devices are going to stay back with the company.