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Samsung Electronics will begin selling its Galaxy S8 smartphone in Japan next month, in a bid to win back market share lost to Apple following the recall of the fire-prone Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday.

The Galaxy S8 release comes after the electronics giant was forced to recall its Note 7 phones for catching fire due to overheating batteries. The recall-related costs hit the company’s profits and hammered its global reputation and credibility.

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