New, safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units will feature green battery indicators

New, safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units will feature green battery indicators
Later this month, after Samsung delivers new Galaxy Note 7 units (which don't pack batteries that can explode while charging), you'll be able to recognize the fault-free devices by looking at their battery indicator.

According to ZDNet, Samsung will make a small change to the Note 7 battery indicator icon - which you can usually see at the top right corner of the phone's UI. While the icon is white on old Note 7 units, the new, upcoming models are going to have green battery indicators, so you'll know they include batteries that aren't defective.

Samsung is already shipping new Galaxy Note 7 units to carriers and retailers, and customers should be able to get them starting Monday, September 19.

Before the massive Note 7 recall, Samsung shipped about 2.5 million units around the world, but it's said that only 400,000 of them were actually sold to end users. Nevertheless, Samsung recalled all 2.5 million devices, and ZDNet says that, by the end of next week, it will have enough new units to replace all the 400,000 phones purchased and returned (or about to be returned) by customers.

In order to prevent further explosions, Samsung is rolling out a software update to the Note 7 units currently in use, limiting the maximum battery charge to 60%. Even so, the company strongly advises everyone who purchased a Note 7 prior to the recall to return or exchange their device.

source: ZDNet

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

The Note 7 explodes and can kill you if you think is safe now.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Stop that crap and try being sensible. It's shipping back with brand new batteries, and a green battery indicator to confirm it, for the sake of having peace of mind. Hasn't Samsung done enough?

11. AlikMalix unregistered

Samsung and trolls like you have been trashing iPhones for years - don't dish it out of you can't take it. We know Samsung done all it can - and Samsung is going to pay for this mistake with repercussions that will probably follow for years - but it was trolls like you that put it on this high pedistool when it's just another android device with an s-pen and couple of exclusive features. You're just butt-hurt that your god can bleed. I like Samsung designs now, and couple of its features are on my "want list". But Samsung doesn't deserve the hell they're going thru right now, but you trolls DO deserve this wake up call!

16. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

As someone in the middle ground, I find comments like this a bit funny, because both sides are great at this (and at accusing people of being on either side) and then comparing companies to gods? Apple is seen as one too but that can't bleed? oh come on. Your statement makes you seem to be exactly the kind of person you are accusing another to be? just from the other camp.

19. Unordinary unregistered

Apple "bleeds" every time a new product comes out by the people who never want them or will never buy them.. especially the loyalist Samsung/Android sheep on this site.

36. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

@Unordinary WTF? No. Apple bleeds every time they release faulty devices... ... And half-baked iOS updates. You're same as the "Samsung trolls" you bash, but just in Apple's camp.

39. Unordinary unregistered

Keep dodging the NOte 7 issue lol. G'DAY!

47. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I'm not dodging the Note7 issue. You talked about Apple in your post #19, so I simply replied to that false claim, with my post #36 Besides, AlikMalix is the one who brought up Apple in this topic when he replied to my comment with his post #11.

107. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Says the loyalist Apple sheep on this site.

49. AlikMalix unregistered

Xondk, I'm referring to the "Note7 is the best smartphone ever" statement. It's absolute horse-poop. Note 7 may be the best device for some people, but there are plenty of other devices including iPhone which are the best devise for a person ever. Note 7 is hardly "best" over competition! It's got so many drawbacks (not talking about current battery situation) that makes a lot of other devices better than note 7. It still has bloat, it still has poor updates, there's no physical store you can bring your questions and problems to (except a sales person at bestbuy who'll just try to sell you a new one). It doesn't have all desirable feature smarphones deliver today like forcetouch and dual cameras with real optical zoom. There's still no iMessage equivalent or FaceTime (I know you can install their party apps or use hangouts - but very small amount of users use those unlike iMessage and FaceTime which are as standard as your native calling and texting apps). And quality - well, let's not talk about it right now. All I'm saying is among the android folk, note 7 is best, but not for a lot and lots of people. The best and unbiased way to see what the best smartphone is for any year is to see how the market reacts and which device they buy more!!! I am not saying iPhone is best, no device can hold that title - but these android fanboys do press on that note 7 is best - and guess what the rest of the world does not agree.

52. tedkord

Posts: 17387; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just a small point - having two different cameras with two different magnifications isn't "real optical zoom." And, of course what's best for one isn't what's best for another. That's obvious. Seeing how the market reacts isn't the best way to guage best, compiling reviews from professional reviewers who rate these things for a living is the best way to objectively arrive at the best. That's what I did.

66. AlikMalix unregistered

Ted I disagree, all manufacturers aren't making devices to get some praise from tech nerds and bloggers - they design and build devices that majority of public will enjoy adding features that they think would be useful and used by public. And do all that while making a profit - that means choosing the most from what modern tech can offer. Apple chooses to build their own ecosystem with its own is and design their own hardware. Samsung chooses to build their own hardware while relying on a free OS to cut costs of maintain g their own ecosystem. There's no wrong way or right a way. The only measure of they got it right is to see if the consumer is willing to buy it - and consumers are willing to buy more iPhone 6 than note 7.

83. tedkord

Posts: 17387; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Consumers are also more willing to buy Hyundai's than any other car right now.

92. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 968; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

You're correct, a real "optical zoom" has to move lens elements to change the focal length, whereas the iPhone 7 Plus has a static 28mm and 56mm for wide and "zoomed".

67. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

@AlikMalix I Quote you: "You're just butt-hurt that your god can bleed" If you claim such, then doesn't it literally mean Apple is your "god" too? That quote from your post #11 is derogatory towards me, because that's basically deflecting tech criticism into a personal criticism to me. And don't claim I deserved it, because I've never called Apple fans "iSheep", not to mention telling anyone that their favorite brand is their "god"! I can't believe you said that.

80. AlikMalix unregistered

Don't see Apple as god, just a company that knows what I require in a mobile device. Also please reread my post I was to "trolls like you". If never called any one isheep that's fine, but your record of bashing iPhones and its users is rather obvious.

99. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You say you do not regard Apple as god, yet you claimed that Samsung "trolls" are butt-hurt that their "god" can bleed. Doesn't it sound like hypocrisy? If you do not see Apple as god, then you should not see Samsung as a god to certain people. And no, I criticize Apple's business tactics, and I bring up the lacking features of the iPhone when I'm doing a rebuttal against a comment. I won't bash Apple users, unless they attack/provoke me.

106. AlikMalix unregistered

It's something you say, a figure of speech.... Grow the frack up, and learn a little literature. For crying out loud, do these kids read books anymore? What it means is that your "best" device (as you claim) is the biggest fail this year! I don't or have ever thought that Samsung is the one to blame - and I believe they're handling this the best they can, BUT you fanboys are worshiping this phone as if it was a gift from god - it is hardly better than any other android device, and in many aspects worse than an iPhone (read: note 7 does a lot of things worse than iPhone 6s or iPhone 7). Some of it is subjective, some are facts. I like the s-pen, but that about it - the rest is just another android device. There's a reason iPhone models outsell note 7 "allegedly the best smartphone in the world" - because it's NOT the best. Every device sold today is the best to the person that bought it. Note 7 is not the best for me and hundreds of millions of people who chose other android, Apple, wp and BB devices - to those people the devices they bought are better for them than note 7: either on price, size, support, ecosystem, feature set, w/e. Note 7 is not the best device... And literally the worst device to own right now. But you fanboys are trolling Apple devices to no end, and put the note 7 on such a high pedistool that "the saying" I used in my initial post is appropriate. How old are you guys? It almost feels silly arguing with seemingly illiterate people like you.

74. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Millions of products dold on the market don't have thwir own store. So what the he'll are you talkimg about? Just because you're stupid, doesnt mean you have to be ignorant too. I recall when Apple didnt have a store. Oh and Apple dowsmt solve every pro lem at thwir store. They either replace a dwvice with a return or try to sell you a new one. No different than any other retailer. I purchased my Note 2 from Best Buy. When I had questions, I had no issue getting rhe answers i needed. If you like Apples features, then like them an enjoy them. Don't like SAMSUNG features then dont like them and ket us enjoy them. If you like your locked down overpriced piece of crap, then like it. It's your money. What's best for you isn't bwst for evwryone. Just because you like a certain brand or I like a brand doesn't make them better. Even wirh thw Note 7 issues it's better than any phone sold. Features my very and no device has 100% of what it ofders being liked. As far as bloat. I CA. Remove or disable all of it. IPhone comes with bloat too. Issue? Can remove can only hide. My 128GB iPad, still takes 5 hoirs to transfer data. Yet i can transfer 256GB of data to my device in kess time. Brand new iPhone still take 3 hours to charge with its tinyb ass battery. Apple to cheap to waterproof a devi e a normal way, theyvrathwr drop a butron and headphone jack i stead and make you ownd money buybstupid was adapter and fancy crappy headphones with poor sound quality as their wired ones. You act just loke the people you arw trying to talk about. It really said you have nothing bettwr to do is trill. The o ly rhing Android fans have ever called Apple out on. Is dismissing problems, lying, removing thinhd for no reason other than to make money. None of which is trolling or lying, but fact. You arw a stupid piece of work. I pity you. If i were you parents is I'd be ashamed of you.

76. kiko007

Posts: 7497; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Spell check is a thing you know....... try using it sometimes.

108. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You actually read his essays?

94. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Damn if you are going to rant, and/or rewrite the Bible, use a spellchecker or proof read, and you are calling people ignorant?

81. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Was no such statement that I could read, so yeah couldn't really know. As for Note 7 flaws, I honestly do not know, but the things mentioned aren't really 'flaws' as I see it, but that might be because I am not american and as such, Dedicated Apple stores, is not something that exists here, and in many other stores, so yeah, can't really say. As for bloat, I can only comment from my SGS7 edge, which is quick and responsive and has no real bloat, it offers you stuff, you can install, but no real bloat on the phone itself, and even Apple has its own 'default' Apps initially, so I can't really consider default stuff 'bloat' And on desirable features: Force Touch: I know several iPhone people, and none of them find it usable, most features can be gotten to quicker with clicks and such, so dunno. Dual Camera's: Only available in iphone 7 plus, and actual usability has been shown from previous phones that have tried it, to be near no actual use, the main thing they showed off was a photo effect? which seems relevant...when? for selfies? but taking selfies with the back camera? I will agree the optical zoom sounds interesting, we will see how it works out 2x is...not really a lot, but yes, better then nothing, but there is no reason for two camera's for optical zoom as various patents and in development plans have shown, though clearly two camera's allow less complicated device and as such putting it out faster. iMessanger and Facetime, I really, really do not understand what the appeal is with these, over sms' I can do everything that I've seen on imessenger with android if I wanted, animations have been available on stock for quite a while, but I suspect that is preference, and facetime, I can do video calls in the similar manner by default so, I do not understand. I have had no quality issues, and knowing people that own repair shops where 80%+ of repairs is idevices, makes me wonder on the quality, and no, "there are more of them" doesn't hold true, because the proportions are not like that, though it could be that idevice users treat their devices worse then others do? So when you make a blanket statement like this, like with 'the rest of the world', I do wonder, because globally, android is by far the marketshare leader, and yes, I know the usual reply is. "By most of those are low end phones"/"only high end phones matter" I do not agree, to me it only means Apple has decided that low and medium spec phones "aren't worth it" or that people that do not want to pay a lot for a phone aren't worth it? But where most companies actually earn the most is "the masses" so yeah, I do not know.

110. Unordinary unregistered

Best at being a... Nvm. Ill leave now lol

58. jm405

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Lol exactly! It's been like this for years.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The iPhone 4 antenagate and iPhone 6 bendgate were NEVER recalled for a fix. Apple did not publicly own to the issue, but blamed it's consumers with "You're holding it wrong". Samsung has owned up to the issue! That's the difference.

21. Unordinary unregistered

Are you mental? They gave people with bent iPhones a brand new phone. Butthurt by Alik I see loll

29. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Apple initialy denied, but later owned up, after too much pressure from the media. Same thing with the antennagate, Apple ended up offering cases to iPhone 4 owners, after denying it and putting the blame on the consumers. Hypocrite much?

59. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

They boycotted media honestly and objectively (lab measured in subsequently released video) reporting on how easily you could bend the phone with a few fingers, in comparison to other phones. That's Apple's way. And Apple is still in denial about the screen death/touch freeze issues that are a direct result of the bend gate design error. Out of warranty= out of luck. Design error or not.

61. tedkord

Posts: 17387; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There were many who were turned away and didn't get new phones.

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