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Samsung Electronics takes preorders for its Galaxy Note 8

Gadget maker may benefit from delayed iPhone 8 launch, say analysts

People try out Samsung Electronics' new Galaxy Note 8 smartphone at the company's store in Seoul. (Photo courtesy Samsung Electronics)

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics on Thursday began taking preorders for the latest version of its flagship smartphone, Galaxy Note 8, promising users a better experience, thanks to an improved screen and S Pen stylus. The device will go on sale Sept. 15.

The South Korean gadget maker said the new model is an upgrade on earlier editions, with its 6.3-inch active-matrix organic light-emitting diode display. Its improved S Pen, which has a finer tip and is more pressure-sensitive, will also help users communicate more easily, the company said.

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