It’s been almost two weeks since Samsung unveiled the all new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ phones to the world. Just like every year, there are a huge number of variants and different model numbers for each of the phones. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be available by April 21, however you can pre-order yours right away.
These new phones come with a huge screen, an almost bezel less display powered by Samsung’s Super AMOLED. To be precise, Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch display whereas Galaxy S8 Plus carries a 6.2-inch display screen. Both of the phones have a significantly larger aspect ratio of 18.5:9 instead of the usual 16:9. The main difference between the two phones is the screen size and battery capacity. The battery on the Galaxy S8 Plus is 500mAh greater than the standard version.
Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 phones come with a 12 megapixels camera (and an 8 megapixels camera on the front), loaded with 4GB of RAM and come with 64GB of on-board storage. You can expand the storage with a microSD card and increase up to 256GB. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are powered with Snapdragon 835, the latest and greatest mobile processor, bundled with the powerful Adreno 530 GPU. And if you happen to be outside the US, there is a good chance you will be getting the phone with Eynos 8895 CPU. As for the other features, both the Galaxy S8 phones include a 3.5mm audio jack, water-resistance and with AKG earphones.
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To help out users with the confusion of various Samsung Galaxy S8 model numbers and variants, we have compiled a list. This list includes every Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ variant available in the market and how they will be launched across different regions.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Model Numbers and Country Variants
|Device Name||Model Number||Region|
|Galaxy S8||SM-G950A (Snapdragon 835)||AT&T (United States)|
|Galaxy S8||SM-G950T||T-Mobile (United States)|
|Galaxy S8||SM-G950P (Snapdragon 835))||Sprint (United States)|
|Galaxy S8||SM-G950R4 (Snapdragon 835)||US Cellular (United States)|
|Galaxy S8||SM-G950V (Snapdragon 835)||Verizon (United States)|
|Galaxy S8||SM-G950FD||Southeast Asia (India, Pakistan)|
|Galaxy S8||SM-G950K||Korea KT+|
|Galaxy S8||SM-G950S||Korea SKT|
|Galaxy S8||SM-G9500 (Snapdragon 835)||China (Hong Kong)|
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Model Numbers and Variants
|Device Name||Model Number||Region|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G955A (Snapdragon 835)||AT&T (United States)|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G955T (Snapdragon 835)||T-Mobile (United States)|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G955P (Snapdragon 835))||Sprint (United States)|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G955R4 (Snapdragon 835)||US Cellular (United States)|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G955V (Snapdragon 835)||Verizon (United States)|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G955W8||Canada|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G955F||Global|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G955FD||Southeast Asia (India, Pakistan)|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G955L||Korea|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G955K||Korea KT+|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G955S||Korea SKT|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G9550 (Snapdragon 835)||China (Hong Kong)|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G9558||China|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||SM-G9559||China|
Samsung has always launched phones with different model numbers and in multiple variants all across the world. Some phones were used to be only 3G-compatible in the past and 4G LTE supported phones were only launched in a few regions. The difference among model numbers and variants now include the type of CPU used inside, radio frequencies or may be a couple of technical specs. Samsung Galaxy S8 launched in Korea will not work anywhere else in the world, or at least in most part of the world. Similar case with the phones launched in China as they support their mobile and network frequencies.
On a related now, we have been using the Galaxy S8 Launcher on your Galaxy S7 Edge and have completely loved the new Samsung UX and the round icons. You can find more details about the launcher and how to install it from here: Download Galaxy S8 Launcher APK.
Looking to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ phone? We have a list of all the retailers and carriers selling this phone in the US with an amazing offer of getting a free Samsung Gear VR if you pre-order your phone right away before the April 21 release date of the phone. Read more on how to buy the Galaxy S8 here: Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S8 in the US.