Thursday, 24 August 2017

Samsung launches Note 8 after exploding phones woes

Samsung is looking to put their exploding-phone disaster behind them with the launch of the new Galaxy Note model.

The smartphone giant, which was forced to suspend sales of their Galaxy Note 7 last year after some caught fire when the battery exploded, unveiled their Galaxy Note 8 in New York on Wednesday.

Fans who remained loyal to the model, despite last year's problems, were thanked by Samsung bosses.

"None of us will ever forget what happened last year," said Koh Dong-jin, the South Korean company's president of mobile.

"But, I will never forget how millions of dedicated Note loyalists stayed with us; so let me express my deepest gratitude."

The Note 8 is the latest "phablet" - combining features of a smartphone and tablet - to be released by Samsung since they first introduced the Note model in 2011.

It is set to hit shops on 15 September and is available for pre-order at a cost of £869.

The device is Samsung's first smartphone to boast two camera lenses on the back, while its 6.3 inch screen is bigger than the Note 7 and the phone will include the firm's "Bixby" virtual assistant.

The Note 8 also offers many of the features included on the Galaxy S8 model, released earlier this year, such as an iris scanner.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

A new "S Pen" stylus for the Note 8 allows the ability to write notes on the phone's lock screen, much like a chalkboard.
Users may also enjoy the ability to handwrite text messages rather than typing them, which will be sent as GIF files to other Note 8 owners.

Travellers will benefit from full-sentence translations thanks to the pen, as well as automatic conversions of currencies.

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