The emblem of Samsung Electronics is seen in Seoul, South Korea, July four, 2016. — Reuters picSEOUL, June 20 — Tech large Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to carry a launch occasion in New York City for its subsequent Galaxy Note smartphone within the second half of August, an individual conversant in the matter advised Reuters at present.

The individual, who was not authorised to talk publicly on the matter and so declined to be recognized, mentioned the Galaxy Note eight will sport a curved display screen that’s marginally bigger than the 6.2-inch model of the Galaxy S8 smartphone and have two rear cameras. The Note 7 was geared up with a 5.7-inch curved display screen and one rear digital camera.

The individual didn’t elaborate additional on the cellphone together with pricing. A Samsung Electronics spokesman declined to remark.

Samsung is intent on persevering with the premium Note collection regardless of the expensive collapse of the Galaxy Note 7, which it was pressured to scrap roughly two months from launch in October because of fire-prone batteries. The incident, one of many largest product security failures in tech historical past, price the agency 6.1 trillion gained (US$5.four billion or RM23.2 billion) in working revenue and damage its credibility.

The agency disclosed its preliminary findings in January that totally different battery issues from two suppliers brought about the fires, which was corroborated by two different impartial probes. The agency carried out a number of steps together with a brand new set of battery security checks to keep away from repeat incidents, which analysts mentioned helps it win again client belief.

Strong preliminary response for the Galaxy S8 smartphones that started promoting in April point out the agency is recovering shortly, with some analysts forecasting the machine to set Samsung’s inside gross sales data and push the agency in the direction of what’s broadly anticipated to be its best-ever revenue for April-June. There have been no battery fireplace incidents reported for the S8.

Counterpoint Research estimates Samsung regained its spot as the highest international smartphone maker within the first quarter after ceding the spot to archrival Apple Inc within the earlier quarter. Apple is broadly anticipated to unveil its subsequent iPhones by October. — Reuters

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