Samsung revealed the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 device at a conference yesterday. The device’s predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7, experienced a public failure after all devices were recalled due to combusting batteries.
The new device has four color options, black, blue, gray and gold, and features an edge-to-edge display, an improved stylus and a 12-megapixel rear camera. In addition to these upgrades, the device totes water and dust resistance, wireless charging, fingerprint, iris and facial recognition, and 6GB of RAM.
All devices’ batteries have been tested using Samsung’s new eight-point safety check process. Samsung has also partnered with an independent safety company, UL, to ensure each device is properly reviewed.
Galaxy Note 8 devices are available for preorder today, and will be on shelves September 15 on the Samsung website as well as all four major carriers. The device begins at $930 through T-Mobile, $950 through AT&T and $960 through Verizon and Sprint.