While Samsung already decided to delay the launch of the Galaxy S8 a bit, to the end of March as opposed to the end of February at Mobile World Congress, the company is still looking to make the Galaxy Note 8 a massive success. With the Galaxy Note 7 having suffered one of the shortest lifespans ever for a smartphone, Samsung is not only looking to make a fantastic smartphone in the Galaxy Note 8, but also looking to gain their customers' trust back. As many studies have shown since the Galaxy Note 7 was recalled twice, many Samsung customers don't trust the company anymore, and there's definitely a good reason for that. So not only is Samsung working on testing these upcoming flagships plenty before releasing them, but they are going to throw everything in them, including the kitchen sink.
And now according to SamMobile, the company is using the "Great" codename for the Galaxy Note 8. It was previously reported that the codename was Baikal, but that appears to not be the case now, at least if the report out of SamMobile is any indication. Of course, the codename isn't really going to mean much for customers, but the model number might. And SamMobile is also reporting that the model number is SM-N950F, with the company skipping the N940's – most likely because Koreans see the number 4 as unlucky. So that means the carrier variants for the US should be similar to the SM-N950A, N950T, N950V and N950S.
Now there's another interesting tidbit in this report out of SamMobile, and that is the fact that the company is working on a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 for South Korea, which would use the model number SM-N935 – compared to the original Galaxy Note 7 being the SM-N930. There's not much information available about the Galaxy Note 7 being refurbished at this time, so that means that Samsung may still be floating around the idea of doing this, and haven't actually decided that they will put these devices back on the market. It could also make its way outside of South Korea if it gets a warm reception. This could be a way for Samsung to not only offload some of their stock, but also put out a slightly cheaper Galaxy Note device, seeing as they are typically over $700 USD, much more expensive than other flagship smartphones.