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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 asks for a second chanceAfter battery fires prompted a recall of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung hopes the Galaxy Note 8 will win loyal customers over.
DJ Koh, President of mobile, Samsung. It is my pleasure to introduce the Galaxy Note Eight. Lexy Savvides, Senior Editor. Samsung wants customers to give them a second chance with the Galaxy Note Eight. The successor to the disastrous Note Seven. None of us will ever forget... What happened last year. While never specifically mentioning the two separate battery floors that caused some Note 7 phones to catch fire in 2016, Samsung's President thanked the customers who stuck with them. Like the Galaxy S8 launched earlier this year, the Note 8 is covered by Samsung's 8-Point Battery Safety Check. So this really important because it is the company's first chance To go out there and prove that it can make safe, new phones. As well as 6.3 in ch screen with curved edges, the Note 8 has a stylus for writing, navigating the phone, or translating text on screen. It's also the first Samsung phone with two rear cameras. One camera has a wide angle lens for capturing big scenes. And the other has a tele lens with two times optical zoom. So you can get closer to your subjects without sacrificing image quality. Samsung's virtual assistant, Bixby will also be available on the phone as a competitor to Alexa and Siri. I can press the Bixby button and say food photo The Note 8 comes just weeks ahead when Apple is expected to reveal its 10th anniversary iPhone. I think for people who are on the fence, it does makes sense to wait and see what Apple has offered. To try to win back former Note 7 orders, Samsung is offering them up to $425 when they trade-in their current Fine for a Galaxy Note A. The Note A goes on sale September 15. In San Francisco, Lexi Sividis, CNET.com for CBS News. [BLANK_AUDIO]