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Samsung ‘To Release Galaxy Note 7 Findings This Month’

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The company says it is looking to rebuild consumers confidence ahead of a planned Galaxy S8 launch in April

Samsung has identified what caused its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire and plans to release its findings on the issue in mid-January, the company has said, according to a number of reports.

The electronics maker said it would delay the introduction of its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, from the company s usual late-February or early-March window to April in order to rebuild consumers confidence, unnamed Samsung officials said, according to reports on Monday by publications including South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo and CNBC.

We have identified the cause of the recent Galaxy Note 7 issue and will announce the results in the middle of this month, the paper quoted an unnamed Samsung representative as saying.

Samsung Electronics will release the Galaxy S8 in April, another Samsung official said, according to the paper.

In order to regain consumer confidence, we will first have to focus on the announcement regarding the Galaxy Note 7 fire test.

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