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Samsung reveals the Galaxy Note 8, hopefully this one won't randomly catch fire
Thu, 24th Aug 2017
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Samsung Electronics announced the Galaxy Note 8, the newest addition to their explosive Galaxy Note line.

All jokes aside, Samsung promises that this one won't have the same flaw as its predecessor, promising a host of exciting features on top of the ‘fire-proofing'.

With the Galaxy Note 8, consumers get a bigger Infinity display that fits in one hand, an S Pen to communicate in more personal ways, and one of the most powerful Samsung smartphone cameras.

According to Samsung, the Note 8 is designed for consumers and the way they lead their lives.

DJ Koh, Samsung president of mobile communications business says, “We appreciate the relentless passion of the Note community.

“They've been a constant inspiration to us and we designed the new Note for them.

“From the infinity display to the enhanced S Pen and the powerful dual camera, the Galaxy Note 8 lets people do things they never thought were possible.

Samsung first introduced the Note series in 2011, since then, a community of enthusiasts emerged through their affinity for the Note's expansive screen and S Pen.

Todd Selwyn, Samsung NZ head of mobile product says, “New Zealanders tend to be early adopters of technology, which is why the Note category has always been incredibly well received in this country.

“The Note has always been the phone of choice for power users who want the best camera, best performance and best experience from their smartphone, whether it's for work or play.

“It's an exciting moment for us to be able to deliver the best and most highly anticipated Galaxy Note we've ever created to the Kiwis who've waited patiently to upgrade.

The Galaxy Note 8 has the biggest screen ever on a Note device, yet Samsung says its narrow body makes it comfortable to hold in one hand.

The phone also comes with the S Pen.

Since its introduction, the S Pen has been one of the Note's defining features.

With the Galaxy Note 8, the enhanced S Pen promises that it unlocks entirely new ways to write, draw, and interact with the phone to communicate with friends.

Samsung also promises better pictures with Galaxy Note 8's best-in-class camera.

The Galaxy Note 8 is equipped with two 12MP rear cameras with optical image stabilization on both the wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens.

For more advanced photo-taking, the Galaxy Note 8's live focus feature lets users control the depth of field.

For those of you asking if it will explode, Samsung promises they have taken all of the necessary steps and more to make sure it doesn't.

In a press release, they say, “Samsung continues to uphold its commitment to lead the industry in battery safety.

The Galaxy Note 8's battery has undergone Samsung's 8-point battery safety check, supposedly the most rigorous in the industry.

Sajeev Jesudas, UL International president says, “We have been working closely with Samsung to make meaningful advancements in the science of smartphone quality and safety evaluations.

“As a result, the Galaxy Note 8 has successfully completed a rigorous series of device and battery safety compatibility test protocols.

“We look forward to maintaining our strategic relationship with Samsung to help ensure device safety for all consumers.”

The Galaxy Note 8 will be available in New Zealand September 22, 2017.