Before the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S8 last month, Samsung executives no doubt were sitting on pins and needles. How would the public respond to the new flagship models just half a year after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was pulled off shelves? The phablet turned out to be doomed by faulty batteries that made each unit a potential explosive, something that Samsung didn’t want the public to associate with its brand.
Earlier this year, Samsung said that it would institute a new 8-point battery check in an attempt to persuade consumers that they have nothing to fear from new Samsung handsets. …