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Samsung's Galaxy S8 hits stores; firm aims to move on from Note 7 recall

Samsung could break the record 48.5 million unit sales it achieved with its S7 series

AFP | PTI  |  Seoul 

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 went on sale over the counter in South Korea on Friday as the world's biggest smartphone maker seeks to move on from a disastrous handset recall and corruption scandal that has hammered its once- stellar reputation. The device, unveiled in New York last month and a challenge to Apple's iPhone, is the firm's first major launch since last year's humiliating withdrawal of the Galaxy Note 7 over exploding batteries. It also comes with vice-chairman Lee Jae-Yong and other executives on trial for bribery over their alleged role in the graft ...

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 19:49 IST
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