Samsung’s Note 8 is an incredibly important phone for the company. It comes after the Note 7, which was pulled from the market after numerous reports of its battery overheating and, sometimes, catching fire.
So seeing the new phone from the inside, courtesy of iFixit’s latest teardown, is a good way to inspect all the ways in which Samsung made sure that won’t happen again.
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Samsung used a relatively small, 3,300mAh battery for the 6.3-inch Note 8, offering 6% less capacity than Note 7’s flame-prone, 3,500mAh battery. This is still an improvement, though, from Samsung’s revived Note 7 Fan Edition, which had an even smaller battery than the original Note 7. The Note 8’s battery is also centrally positioned on the phone, which is different from the Note 7, where the battery was on the the phone’s …
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