Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 8 in New York

  • By Kang Dong-cheol

    August 24, 2017 13:07

    Samsung unveiled its latest flagship smartphone at a media event in New York on Wednesday, primed to compete head-on with Apple's latest iPhone set for release early next month.

    The Galaxy Note 8 is the successor to the combustible Note 7, which had to be taken out of production amid a worldwide scandal.

    The Note 8 features all Samsung's latest technologies, including a state-of-art stylus as well as facial and iris recognition. Although it lacks innovations, Samsung sees it as the culmination of its recent developments.

    /Yonhap

    It is Samsung's first smart device to feature dual cameras, with a 12 megapixel rear-mounted camera featuring zoom-in and telescopic functions.

    It is almost identical in appearance to the S8, with a sleek edge-type screen sans home button on the front panel. The 6.3-inch screen is the biggest of any Samsung smartphone.

    The company postponed the release to ensure all safety features were up to standards. The battery power has been reduced from the combustible component of the Note 7, but it claims this has not sacrificed usage time.

    The release came about three weeks late this time. Samsung has tended to rush the launch of its Note series to get a head start on rival Apple.

    A Samsung staffer said, "We did not pressure workers to meet tight release deadlines and told them to focus on safety. The success of the Note 8 is essential for us to regain the trust of our customers."

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