Samsung spent a full year apologizing for the 2016 Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, having also dedicated a major portion of last year's Galaxy Note 8 announcement to such an effort, but the company now turned a new leaf and its marketing people stopped acknowledging the existence of the ill-fated phablet altogether. A new infographic (seen below) released to commemorate today's release of the Galaxy Note 9 features no mention of the device that ended up being discontinued shortly following its launch after numerous reports suggested its battery was prone to catching fire, melting, and exploding.
The move mimics a similar promo Samsung launched in China earlier this month, recapping the history of its stylus-equipped flagship series, but without a single mention of the Galaxy Note 7, a handset that still debuted several new technologies such as iris scanning that remain a staple of the Galaxy Note lineup to date. The discontinued smartphone was the last high-end offering from Samsung that featured a 16:9 screen, with the company's 2017 portfolio introducing the concept of an "Infinity Display," a Super AMOLED panel with extremely thin bezels and a tall 18.5:9 image format designed for more accessible single-handed use.
Besides iris scanning, the Galaxy Note 7 also launched with a number of Knox-powered features and an S Pen capable of recognizing 4,096 levels of pressure, with both of those functionalities also being part of the newly introduced Galaxy Note 9. Samsung's latest release also marks the first addition to the Galaxy Note lineup that offers a 4,000mAh battery, with recent tech advancements allowing the South Korean firm to improve the capacity of its mobile cells while still ensuring they're perfectly safe. As a result, the battery life of the Galaxy Note 9 is advertised as one of its main selling points, together with the best display in the industry and a Bluetooth-enabled S Pen capable of functioning as a remote controller for apps and multimedia. The Galaxy Note 9 is available for purchase as of today, starting at approximately $999, depending on the market.