Report: Samsung to issue a recall for the Galaxy Note 7; defective battery is to blame?
posted by Alan F. / Sep 02, 2016, 12:14 AM
But then came word that a Galaxy Note 7 had exploded while being charged. A few days later, it happened again. Responding quickly, Samsung halted shipments of the phone, explaining that additional tests needed to be run before more units could be delivered. The company's shares have lost $7 billion in value since the announcement of the shipping halt.
This morning, an electrifying report was published by South Korea's Yonhap News Agency. Apparently, Samsung has discovered that the battery in the Galaxy Note 7 is defective. As a result, it will issue a recall possibly for all units as early as this weekend, or at the beginning of next week at the latest. The manufacturer is reportedly in talks with the largest U.S. carrier, Verizon, over the logistics of a recall. There isn't a standard procedure for Samsung and the carriers to follow since the Galaxy Note 7 would be the first smartphone to actually be recalled.
This couldn't have happened at a worse time for Samsung with its top rival Apple about to introduce the 2016 iPhone models on September 7th. Speaking of Apple, it was the iPhone 4 that could have been the first smartphone to be recalled. Problems with the antenna design caused the phone to lose signal strength when held a certain way with the left hand. While there was talk of a recall, Apple issued free rubber bumpers (or a $15 refund) that prevented a user's hand from coming into contact with the antenna. This flaw spawned the Antennagate controversy of 2010. The difference between the iPhone 4 and the Galaxy Note 7 is that the latter's problem could be life threatening.
If you currently own the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, keep checking in. As soon as Samsung makes any sort of announcement, we'll let you know.
This story is part of:The explosive Galaxy Note 7 saga (140 updates)
9 November Canadian couple abroad had to destroy their Note 7 phones to get home, files class action lawsuit against Samsung Alright, the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco is almost over. Samsung has recalled all of the units and issued a software update that limits active phones batteries to a 60% charge to incite people that haven't returned theirs yet to do so. On top of that, the company is posting apology after apology — a string, which culminated in a full-page remorseful letter to its customers, posted in some magazines yesterday.
8 November Samsung Canada will exchange Galaxy Note 7s, bought from a third-party Ever since the official recall of the Galaxy Note 7 was put into motion, there has been a particular group of buyers that wondered what will happen with their devices now. That is the portion of the users that bought the phablet off eBay, Swappa or similar unauthorized sites and resellers...
3 November Samsung promises to work hard towards regaining consumer trust The Galaxy Note 7 saga is almost behind us (or at least we hope it is), but the aftermath of it is still very serious for Samsung. Not only did the tech giant lose enough money to make any CEO cringe, but it also felt serious repercussions on its brand image...
3 November Samsung promises to get rid of its Galaxy Note 7 stockpiles with minimal damage to the environment Samsung says that it's reviewing ways of limiting the environmental impact caused by the Galaxy Note 7 discontinuation...
1 November Chinese customers outraged after Samsung execs kneeled to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco In return, Samsung held an event in a Chinese city where many of the local distributors were invited. Furthermore, in order to thank these retailers for their continuing support of the brand, all Samsung execs present at the event, as well as all other members of the staff kneeled on the stage in front of the audience...
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I feel the copy-paste trolls closing in... BTW, a single paragraph of Apple in a Samsung article, really?
posted on Sep 02, 2016, 12:20 AM 9
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True, he always "3...2...1...". Lame.
posted on Sep 02, 2016, 12:22 AM 0
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You noticed that too........kinda flame baiting don't you think?
posted on Sep 02, 2016, 12:23 AM 3
I feel the samsung defender army are closing in. BTW you desperate attempt to get the green thumps up is pathetic. Always posting comment that will give him the highest number of green thumps from sammy boys. Now back to the topic : Samsung is pathetic. They release a phone without properly testing one of the most important parts of the phone, the parts that could potentially harm you physically if the part is defective. Third class company third class testing facilities. The good part at least they are doing the right thing now. Still they should have done that in the first place.
posted on Sep 02, 2016, 1:06 AM 5
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I couldn't care less about the green thumbs, don't go out accusing people of what you do. Also, every other OEM's QC except Samsung's is perfect, right? They check every single one of them, right? ALL of the Note 7s out there have defective batteries, right? When Apple has issues you guys tell trolls they're exaggerating, now you're doing it, hypocrite.
posted on Sep 02, 2016, 1:19 AM 2
Green thumps wh*re now acting innocent. Green thumps wh*re can't stand other people getting the green thumps so he usually accuses people of upvoting his own comment when people like the comment he hates. Your desperate attempt to gain credibility and acceptance on a on online forum is pathetic. You attempt to represent yourself as the most unbiased people here and in the process of getting the most green thumps is sad and pathetic. You must a real loser in real life.
posted on Sep 02, 2016, 4:11 AM 0
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Oh poor Samsung. How low can your QC fall? It appears,VERY.
posted on Sep 02, 2016, 12:22 AM 13
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LOLOLOL if this were Apple, Phone Arena would have had a melt down with the number of Apple hating people here posting cheerful messages of how great their Samsung's quality is.
posted on Sep 02, 2016, 2:06 AM 1
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this could be motivated by politics, considering relationship tension with South Korea, there's undeniable the conspiracy that China does it on purpose. Ask suppliers to put defective battery on every Samsung device. China is technically a monopoly of the Smartphone world and every OEMs need to listen what we say
posted on Sep 02, 2016, 12:23 AM 1
Your idolization of China is cute, really too bad public defecation is still accepted over there or I would assume you were huffing paint first before huffing human feces.
posted on Sep 02, 2016, 12:42 AM 5
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