Samsung has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This can be seen as the company trying to put the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco behind them. According to reports, Samsung has been working with Underwriter Labs (UL) to ensure reliability for the Galaxy Note 8's power supply and has detailed its stringent safety tests for the smartphone.
In a statement to Engadget, UL president Sajeev Jesudas said, "We have been closely working with Samsung to make meaningful advancements in the science of smartphone quality and safety evaluation." He further added that as a result of stringent testing, the Galaxy Note 8 has successfully cleared a rigorous series of device and battery safety compatibility test protocols. “We look forward to maintaining our strategic relationship with Samsung to help ensure device safety for all consumers" said Jesidas.
According to The Investor, Samsung has done away with making batteries with its previous Chinese partner ATL and is instead manufacturing batteries made by Samsung SDI and Murata. The report also states that the majority battery production for the Galaxy Note 8 will be from Samsung SDI while the remaining will be made by Murata. According to the reports, next year's Galaxy S9 can also use batteries from Samsung SDI and Murata.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sports a 6.3-Inch QHD+ AMOLED Infinity Display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform. The smartphone features 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded further. The phablet sports a dual 12MP rear camera setup with optical image stabilisation (OIS). The smartphone is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery and according to reports, may cost around Rs 75,500 in India.