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#Samsung unveils new curved-screen Galaxy Note 7

(Reuters)– Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a new Galaxy Note smartphone with a curved screen and iris-recognition technology, seeking to build on the sales momentum that has helped it roar back to surging profit growth.
Samsung, the world’s top smartphone maker, saw its January-June mobile profit jump 49 percent from a year earlier, thanks to robust sales of its flagship Galaxy S7 devices as well as a line-up overhaul that ditched unpopular models for fewer but more attractive new mid-to-low tier products.
The South Korean firm is betting the new big-screen device – the Galaxy Note 7 – will help sustain its mobile business revival through the second half, though new launches from rivals like Apple Inc will likely steal some of the thunder.
Samsung is using a 5.7-inch, curved screen display for the Galaxy Note 7. The new device employs a similar design to the Galaxy S series, but offers a larger screen and functions involving a pen accessory. Grip on the device was also improved to make it easier to be used with one hand.
The firm didn’t disclose pricing, but said sales will begin in a first group of markets on Aug. 19 without saying exactly where.

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