Samsung is expected to bring its new Galaxy S8 series to market earlier following its worldwide recall of the Galaxy Note 7, according to new reports. Sales of the South Korean’s new phablet are still suspended while existing owners get their handsets replaced.

Samsung is planning to resume sales of the Galaxy Note 7, which has received raved reviews from users and critics — but supplies are severely constrained as a result of the recall. It’s thought it could take until October for Samsung to make up its stock in key markets.

Some analysts have estimated that the battery fault, which has caused a small but growing number of handsets to overheat and explode, could cost Samsung $1 billion. To make up for that, Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S8 series even earlier.

“Analysts believe that launching a new flagship smartphone is going to be a more realistic solution to deal with this recall debacle,” reports SamMobile. “An early launch of the Galaxy S8 could help Samsung reduce sales impact from the recall.”

Some believe the Galaxy Note 7 could be a lost cause now. Despite being the best smartphone Samsung has ever made, it’s thought the company could have a tough job convincing consumers it is safe to purchase in the future.

Of course, there’s nothing to back up these claims for now, so don’t get your hopes up for an early Galaxy S8 launch. Samsung traditionally launches its new Galaxy S devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which takes place in February.