Samsung began its Galaxy Note 8 press conference in New York in the US on Thursday by vowing that it had addressed the Note 7 battery’s US$5.4 billion (R71 billion) disaster, which resulted in some of these phones exploding. For their part, fans declared their loyalty to the brand on social media.
The South Korean electronics giant has installed a new eight-point battery safety check on all new devices, following the Note 7 fiasco that led to a global recall and cost the company dearly in profits.
The newest Galaxy boasts a 6.3-inch screen with a wraparound infinity display, first seen on the Samsung S8. It is arguably the most interesting feature on any mobile device in recent years.
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