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There is no 'Microsoft Edition' Galaxy S8: Samsung

IANS  |  Seoul 

has refuted reports that a "Edition" of its flagship devices Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ exists somewhere on this planet.

"Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 are available in the online and retail stores with a unique experience which ensures their customers a best-in-class productivity experience. There is not a 'Edition' brand of any Galaxy products," Windows Central reported, quoting a representative.

It has now turned out that the reports were part of a promotional campaign to get people to visit stores.

The reports of the launch of a special "Edition" Galaxy S8 surfaced for several days following their commercial debut.

In November, started selling Galaxy Note 8 from its online store that comes packed with pre-installed apps like virtual assistant Cortana, Word, Excel, OneNote and Outlook.

Notably, Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been immensely successful in rebuilding Samsung's image as a smartphone manufacturer after the Note 7 debacle.

Driven by Galaxy S8 and S8+ sales, pipped Apple to grab the top spot in the global smartphone sales to end users (by vendor) in the third quarter of 2017, market research firm Gartner said last week.

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 12:10 IST
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