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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with dual rear cameras, 6.3-inch screen launched

Unveiled five months after brisk-selling S8; predecessor Note 7 recalled after battery fires


Samsung Electronics Co Ltd set out to wipe the slate clean in New York on Wednesday with a new Galaxy Note 8 phablet, hoping features such as dual rear cameras and its biggest-ever screen will extinguish memories of its fire-prone predecessor. The world's largest smartphone maker by market share has put safety at the centre of a phone-cum-tablet that is likely to compete for pre-holiday season sales with a widely expected 10th anniversary iPhone from U.S. rival Apple Inc. The unveiling comes five months after the release of the Galaxy S8 smartphone. Analysts said brisk sales ...

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First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 21:44 IST