Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Samsung to Unveil Faster Galaxy S8

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Samsung to Unveil Faster Galaxy S8

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Byline: Mark Furler mark.furler@apn.com.au

IF YOU think Samsung will play it safe with its flagship smartphone releases in 2017, think again.

The tech giant will unveil a faster Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and there's talk it may even retain its Note brand, despite the damaging recall of its Note 7 phones across the world after many of them exploded last year.

Samsung has promised to release full details of exactly what happened in coming weeks, saying it is committed to transparency with its customers.

Samsung fronted about 2000 media at CES 2017 in Las Vegas to unveil new TVs, a smart fridge with voice control, new Dolby Atmos speakers, upgrades to its Gear S3 watch, a high capacity four load clothes washer and dryer combo.

But the first item of business was to address its exploding Galaxy Note 7.

"As you know, this year was a challenging year for Samsung," Tim Baxter, president and chief operating officer of Samsung Electronics America, said. …

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