Technology

SEOUL – The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung will unveil its latest flagship model, the Galaxy S8, on Wednesday in New York as it wants to move on from last year’s humiliating burning handset recall.


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Samsung Electronics was forced to abandon its premium Galaxy Note 7, originally intended to compete with Apple’s iPhone, after a chaotic recall that saw replacement devices also catching fire.

The debacle cost the South Korean company billions of dollars in lost profit and hammered its global reputation and credibility, during a torrid period when it has also been embroiled in a corruption scandal. – APP