Samsung’s Galaxy S flagships from last year, Galaxy S6 and S6 edge carried model numbers of SM-G920 and G925, respectively. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones launched earlier this year and came with SM-G930 and SM-G935 model numbers.
It was reasonable to expect that the Galaxy S8 flagships will carry model numbers of SM-G940 and SM-G945. However a rumor from September revealed that the device will come with SM-G950 and SM-G955 model numbers instead.
Leakster Evan Blass on Twitter tweeted
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.
Noted he also mentions that Samsung is working on an SM-N950 which can only be a new Galaxy Note (since previous Notes have the model numbers SM-N930, SM-N920.