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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: First details emerge of new phablet

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Samsung appears to be sticking with the Galaxy Note range of phones, despite last year’s Galaxy Note 7 being discontinued due to explosions caused by faulty batteries.

Following a string of rumours and an admission by Samsung executives that they were keen to keep the Note brand alive, a report has revealed that the phone-maker has slapped the forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 with the codename ‘Great’.

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Little else is known about the handset, other than that it will likely be unveiled in late August or September. That's in keeping with Samsung's usual release schedule.

Samsung will doubtless face stiff competition from Apple’s iPhone 8, which is due to launch around the same time.

It may also struggle to convince consumers to buy Note-branded phones in the wake of last year's Note 7 debacle.

In a separate development, Samsung looks set to start selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 models in South Korea.

This tallies with claims made last month that the older phone would be re-released with a less powerful battery.


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