Explosions aside, the consensus about a year ago was that Samsung had come up with something that would trouble Apple’s incoming iPhone. And here we are a year later, one day before the unveil of the iPhone 8 and global shipments of the Galaxy Note 8, we are still having this conversation. The Note 8 which was announced a couple of weeks ago is probably going to be one of the biggest rivals of the iPhone 8, however, what it is dealing with isn’t competition but its own demons as its predecessor embarrassed a conglomerate of Samsung’s stature by being plagued by a crippling manufacturing defect that made sure that the South Korean company had to cancel the phone. I had the privilege of trying out the phone at the recently concluded IFA trade show. The big takeaway for me was that Samsung has worked to death to refine the bezel-less concept it started work with on the Galaxy S8 and now it has reached a point where it has almost perfected it.
Looks good, but feels less like a Note, more like a S8
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