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Inside Samsung's Battery Testing Center

A Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile phone is shown partially submerged to demonstrate its water resistance, in New York, Friday, March 24, 2017.

A Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile phone is shown partially submerged to demonstrate its water resistance, in New York, Friday, March 24, 2017. // Richard Drew/AP

Six months after the scandal involving Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7s, the tech company has revealed a new, improved model—the Galaxy S8. But what else has Samsung changed to ensure the safety of its devices?

The company has conducted a barrage of tests on these new phones and on their batteries. These include extreme scenarios like puncturing the battery with a nail and submitting it to boiling hot temperatures.

Samsung has also performed accelerated usage tests, which are intended to mimic what a user could actually do to the phone, with each test taking around five days per device.

As for the Galaxy S8? The new phone now boasts a digital home button, a curved "infinity" display and a new artificial intelligence assistant that could lure back customers.

To see these tests in action, check out the video below from CNET

By Caitlin Fairchild April 3, 2017


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