Samsung Unveils Successor To Note 7 Phone

NEW YORK (AP) – Samsung is trying to move past last year’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking — and lower battery capacity.

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DJ Koh, President/Mobile Communications Business speaks at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event on August 23, 2017 in New York.
Samsung unveiled the new generation of its flagship Galaxy Note smartphone, seeking to put behind it an embarrassing recall over exploding batteries and mount a renewed challenge to key market rival Apple and its soon-to-come iPhone 8. / AFP PHOTO / Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Last year’s Note 7 had to be recalled after dozens spontaneously caught fire because of defective batteries. Samsung responded by subjecting new phones to multiple inspections, including X-rays and stress tests at extreme temperatures. And it’s giving the battery more physical protection, taking up room normally available for the charge.

The Galaxy Note 8 will go on sale Sept. 15, about the time Apple is expected to come out with new iPhones.

Like the S8 phones from this past spring, the Note 8 will have an “infinity display” that maximizes screen size by reducing the frame, or bezel, surrounding the display.

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