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Samsung seeks to restore reputation with flame-free Note 8

The most significant change in the Note 8 is a larger display that curves at the edges like the S8

Mark Gurman & Sam Kim | Bloomberg 

The stakes are high for Samsung Electronics’ rollout of the Note 8, after the previous model’s exploding battery fiasco last year. “None of us will ever forget what happened last year,” Samsung Mobile chief executive DJ Koh told a New York audience on Wednesday at the phone’s unveiling. Like the Note 7, which was scrapped and cost the South Korean company an estimated $6 billion, the new smartphone sports a big screen and advanced features to make it a more versatile device compared with Samsung’s main Galaxy S8 flagship product. Like its ...

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First Published: Thu, August 24 2017. 01:58 IST