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5 ways Galaxy Note 8 could make you ditch iPhone 8 and Pixel 2

5 ways Galaxy Note 8 could make you ditch iPhone 8 and Pixel 2

There's a whole lot of conjecture out there this week about the Galaxy Note 8, this supposed iPhone 8 killer Samsung's rolling out next. Of course we wont have any completely official details until Samsung holds their big event for the device, as per usual - and the same is true of the iPhone 8, the Google Pixel 2, and every other oncoming smartphone. But based on what's come before, industry trends, and the usually-accurate insider sources we're referencing, we can do a downright fair assessment of what's about to happen in the battle for ultimate second-half of 2017 smartphone boss.

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Galaxy Note recycling sees Samsung go green before Note 8

Galaxy Note recycling sees Samsung go green before Note 8

Samsung may be rebooting a few hundred thousand Galaxy Note 7 handsets as Note 7 FE refurbs, but that still leaves millions of the recalled phablets needing to be dealt with. Rather than junk them, however - and facing pressure from environmental agencies - the South Korean firm has detailed exactly how it plans to make the most of the components that went into the ill-fated phone. However, it's unlikely you'll end up seeing some zombie parts showing up in future Samsung devices.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 FE rebirth is imminent

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 FE rebirth is imminent

All eyes may be on the upcoming launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but the phone maker's ill-fated Note 7 will beat it to shelves as it gets a post-recall rebirth. Samsung was forced to make a costly and complex turnaround and demand back every single Galaxy Note 7 sold, after a number of the flagship smartphones burst into flames. The problem was subsequently blamed on the battery design, and now Samsung has a fix.

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Galaxy S8 hasn’t exploded yet 50 days after launch

Galaxy S8 hasn’t exploded yet 50 days after launch

There is a saying that goes "no news is good news" and Samsung is using that adage to inspire confidence in its latest Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships. The smartphones went to market on the 21st of April and in the 50 days it has been out in consumers' hands, there hasn't been any reported incidents regarding battery safety, let alone spontaneously combusting smartphones, that have plagued the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 before it.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date heralded by another “Note”

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date heralded by another “Note”

There's another Galaxy Note coming from Samsung before the onset of this year's big release, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. That is the refurbished version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - but not just known as the Galaxy Note 7. This new version is almost identical to the doomed Galaxy Note 7 released last year, but here in 2017 it'll be released on a small scale as the Galaxy Note 7R.

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Galaxy Note 7 refurb will have a drastically reduced price

Galaxy Note 7 refurb will have a drastically reduced price

Although it's off to a strong start, the hype around the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will most likely have died down after two or so months. Samsung, however, has a strategy that will keep its name in the news, though probably not all in a good way. According to Korean media, the OEM will be re-launching the Galaxy Note 7 in Korea by the end of June. Of course, it will be a refurbished version, and one that will have a significantly lower battery capacity and a matching significantly lower price tag.

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Refurbished and original Galaxy Note 7 land at Wi-Fi Alliance

Refurbished and original Galaxy Note 7 land at Wi-Fi Alliance

It is no secret that Samsung still wants to salvage what little is left of the Galaxy Note 7's reputation. Whether that's a wise move or not is something we'll leave to the Korean OEM to find out. Also not surprising is the fact that this refurbished model has reportedly been seen at the Wi-Fi Alliance for certification. That just means its arrival is coming soon. What is surprising, however, is to see the original Galaxy Note 7 making that same appearance and with the same certification as the refurbished model.

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Galaxy S8+ iFixit teardown could reignite battery fears

Galaxy S8+ iFixit teardown could reignite battery fears

Given the scathing experience Samsung suffered over the Galaxy Note 7's battery, you'd think they'd have learned their lesson by now. That might actually be true but, based on iFixit's surprising discovery, that might also not be the case completely. Doing a teardown of both the Gaalxy S8 and the larger Galaxy S8+, the team discovered that the Galaxy S8+ virtually has the same battery as the Galaxy Note 7. Although Samsung might be confident that it has sufficiently addressed the QA issues that led to the explosive batteries, consumers might not be completely convinced.

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That Galaxy S8 Plus with 2x camera may release with Note 8

That Galaxy S8 Plus with 2x camera may release with Note 8

A Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 2x camera prototype revealed in a recent leak has been tipped to release later this year. Instead of appearing as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, this device is said to be moving forward as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise given the relative size, shape, and features of past Galaxy S and Note releases. Where one goes, the other inevitably follows - with a few bonus features.

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What Note 7 fallout? Galaxy S8 preorders are huge

What Note 7 fallout? Galaxy S8 preorders are huge

This morning reports from several sources suggest that preorders for the Samsung Galaxy S8 are well and above those for the Galaxy S7. Last year's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, says Samsung, have been "outpaced" by those of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus (or S8+, if you prefer) in pre-orders here in the United States. Samsung adds that this outpacing is "with strong double digit growth" to boot.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will live again as a refurb

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will live again as a refurb

The ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 will rise again, Samsung says, in the form of 'refurbished or rental phones.' Such information was provided as part of Samsung's overall statement on how it will handle recycling the mass of Note 7 handsets in a way that is friendly to the environment. In addition to refurbishing the phones when possible, the company will also salvage components and extract metals.

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Samsung releasing Note 7 update in Korea to disable charging

Samsung releasing Note 7 update in Korea to disable charging

Samsung has been mostly successful in getting those with a defective Galaxy Note 7 to turn their phones in, but as always, there are a certain amount of stragglers who are still using theirs. Samsung has tried a few things to get these consumers to hand in their phones, from offering trade-in credits to limiting the amount the phone's battery can charge through a software update. With a few people out there still using a potentially dangerous phone, it seems that Samsung now has to get a little more serious.

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