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Are Indians Really Excited About the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

Last month, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, and now the South Korean electronics giant is ready to bring the device to India. But the main question is that, are Indians really excited about the new Galaxy Note 8? We are raising this question because we saw how the Note 8 predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7 was up-ended and ultimately capsized by a handful of exploding batteries.

Ya we know, Samsung won't be repeating this for Galaxy Note 8 and would want to leave its explosive past behind because it will not only ruin the company's reputation but also hurt Samsung financially, carving a huge chunk out of its mobile market share.

Talking on this matter Tim Baxter, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America said, “We’ve learned a lot that has enabled us to rebound and recover our brand in a significant manner.”

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Talking in the Indian scenario, following the reports of fire incidents in the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung rubbished the report published by analyst firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) saying Samsung India might lose up to Rs 6,500 crore in sales in 2016 following the Note7 recall.

Samsung to some extent proved the above report to be false as it claimed to have received an overwhelming response for the Galaxy Note 7 without revealing the pre-booking numbers.

Now when Samsung Galaxy Note going to hit the Indian market, people here will definitely take caution before purchasing the phone. But Samsung is working hard to win the consumer's trust via interviews, press releases, etc for the battery issue so that people don't get worried.

The investigation concluded that the battery was the problem of fire and explosion in the Note 7, so this time Samsung put a smaller battery in Note 8, 3,300 mAh as compared to 3,500 mAh in Note 7.

But reducing the battery capacity raised another question that the Galaxy Note 8 is bigger than Note 7 and the small battery will be able to deliver satisfactory results or not? Answering this question, Samsung Mobile Chief Koh Dong-jin, also known as DJ Koh said,

There are some reasons why we can reduce the battery capacity. One of them is the 10-nanometer processor that has enhanced the phone’s power efficiency by 30%. Users are also allowed to adjust their battery use based on their smartphone use patterns, which increases battery efficiency overall. Now I can guarantee battery safety. The phone will maintain more than 95 percent of battery capacity even after two years of use.

We've started seeing the effect of this step by Samsung, as IANS reported that pre-bookings of Galaxy Note 8 in India have reportedly crossed the 72,000-units mark on the first day itself, while the overall registrations have touched 2.5 lakh units till now.

We congratulate Samsung for their hard work and winning the trust of people again.

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This article is posted by Anil Jaiswal. He is a lawyer by profession and blogger in part time. He is a regular contributor on Tech Carving.

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