Note 7 recall: should I have an S sticker or black square? Samsung clears it all up6
The Galaxy Note 7 recall is running full steam ahead and brand-new replacement units from the revised batch are about to hit the US tomorrow. However, there has been some confusion as to how to identify the new Note 7s recently.
The green battery indicator will arrive via a software update at a later dateInitial reports said that the revised units come in a box, which has a special S sticker located near the IMEI and barcode numbers on the bottom of it. However, when users in Canada started getting their new Note 7 phones, there was no sticker, but a black square at the designated spot. Additionally, Samsung said that the new phones will have a green battery indicator in the notifications area. Yes, users on Reddit are saying that their recall-replaced Note 7 units have the plain, old white battery icon. However, Sammy clarifies, that the new battery indicator will come via a software update, which we assume is to be pushed over the air soon.
Of course, we do suggest that, no matter what unit you get, you should run it by the official IMEI checker as well — just in case.