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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus confirmed, Galaxy Note 8 codenamed Baikal

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Two major leaks concerning Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 have emerged out of the woods recently. One confirms the name of the former, while the other reveals the latter’s codename.

Samsung has so far used the ‘Edge’ moniker to separate the standard and curved variants of its flagship smartphone. However, a number of reports have alleged that the brand is moving away from this practice since it’s employing a bezel-less arced design for both.

As a result, the new offerings are probably going to be called the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The latter appears to have been accidentally confirmed by the company. The handset’s official support page went live on the manufacturer’s Indian website just a few days ago.

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The page apparently revealed little about the device except for its Galaxy S8 Plus name and SM-G955FD model number. It’s now showing an error message stating that the page requested is not available. The firm likely pulled the page after realizing its mistake.

As for the Galaxy Note 8, a Twitter leakster called Ice universe claims that the smartphone is codenamed Baikal. The name is probably a reference to Lake Baikal in Siberia, said to be the deepest lake in the world. The moniker may just be a random choice or could have deeper meaning.

Samsung will likely out the Galaxy S8 on March 29 at an event in New York. The Galaxy Note 8 doesn’t have a concrete launch date yet.