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Samsung's S8 plan: Move over Note 7 debacle before Apple comes with iPhone8

With iPhone8 to be launched only in the second half of 2017, the field is wide open for Samsung

Viveat Susan Pinto  |  Mumbai 

In the cut-throat world of smartphones, out of sight is virtually out of mind. And if the period of absence stretches to over six months, bouncing back can be a real challenge. Korean chaebol Samsung appears to have taken this challenge head-on with the launch of the S8, its flagship smartphone that is coming after the Note 7 crisis in October.   How serious Samsung is about the S8 can be gauged from this: the phone, along with its upgraded version, the S8+, was unveiled in India on April 19 within a month of its global launch. The intent, say experts, is clear: take on rival ...

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