Samsung pins its hopes on Note 8

2017-08-27 05:59
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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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’s $5.4bn (R71bn) battery disaster, which resulted in some of the devices 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.

In addition, the new Note 8 is capable of intensive multitasking, browsing and streaming. It comes equipped with a whopping 6GB of rapid access memory and 64GB of onboard storage, expandable via microSD – a removable flash memory card used for storing information.

Given the ample screen space, users can launch two apps simultaneously in a split-screen mode via Apps edge.

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.

The Note 8’s stylus S-Pen slots into the device.

It has a finer tip with an improved pressure sensitivity, which is ideal for scribbling over pictures on the new Live Message feature, and text can be highlighted for real-time translations and currency and unit conversions based on a preset language, currency or measurement.

South African consumers can buy the Note 8 from September 22 for about R18 500.

Preorders open on September 1. – @nafisa1

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