Samsung Elec shares edge up after unveiling Galaxy S8

Shares of tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> opened up 0.2 percent at 2,094,000 won ($1,885.87) on Thursday following the launch of its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone.

The long-awaited S8 is the company's first new premium phone since its September withdrawal of all Galaxy Note 7 devices due to fire-prone batteries.

(Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Stephen Coates)