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Looking to repair their image, South Korean electronics giant Samsung unveiled today the newest version of their phone/tablet the Galaxy Note 8.

The Note 8 is the follow-up to the unfortunately highly combustable Note 7 which set Samsung back immensely.

Don’t worry Samsung fans, the brand is already reassuring us that this phone will not blow up. The phone was put through their eight-point-safety check progress and on top that they will be partnering with UL, an independent safety commision, that will make sure your Note 8 batteries are not ticking time bombs.

So what’s new with the Note 8 you ask? Lets break it down:

  • Infinity Display 6.3″ screen with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, the largest screen on any note device.
  • Improved S-Pen stylus with greater pressure sensitivity.
  • Dual opitcal image-stabilized 12 megapixel rear cameras that will produce sharper images and better closeups. Their own portrait-mode  basically which will also allow to blur out background objects even after you take the picture.
  • Wireless charging.
  • Water and dust resistance.
  • Fingerprint, iris and facial recognintion.
  • 64GB of storage and a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 6 GB or RAM.
  • A regular 3.5 headphone jack so you’re not forced to purchase a bluetooth headset
  • Support for Samsung VR but you have to purchase a new headset designed for the Note 8.
  • Four new colors black, blue, gold and gray. The Black (“Midnight Black”) and Gray ( “Orchid Gray”) will only be available to U.S. customers.

The phone/tablet sounds absolutely amazing, and it shows how much faith Samsung has in the device after the $5.3 billion recall of the previous model.

Samsung will start taking pre-orders for the Note 8 beginning Thursday, Aug. 24 and it will officially go on sale September 15 via their website and through all four major wireless providers. The phone will cost you a pretty penny though, $930 at T-Mobile, $960 at Verizon and $950 at AT&T.

Well damn!

So Samsung users are you excited? Watch the entire presentation for the Note 8 below.

Photo: Samsung

 

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