Report: Samsung to issue a recall for the Galaxy Note 7; defective battery is to blame?

How quickly has the sky fallen on Samsung? Two weeks ago, the company was basking in the success of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch, which was reflected a few days later by the company's stock making an all-time high. Demand for the phone was crushing supply, and it appeared that Samsung was about to continue the momentum it earned earlier this year with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge...
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50. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks

Posts: 147; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

#Xplodegate, If you live in the glass house, better not throw stones. Samsung was at the forefront of mocking Apple with the bendgate, can't wait to hear what jabs Tim & Co. will be taking at Samsung on stage on the 7th.

51. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3090; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

*wearing tinfoil hat* apple is behind this to promote their new iphones with the improved apple pencil to take the sales from Samsung.

55. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

this is result of producing several phones per year without knowing exactly what is the difference, look at the samsungs, s1 2 3 4....,they just want market share, by what ever mean necessary.

62. tedkord

Posts: 17099; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Looking at them. They were all successful and some of the best phones of their time. What's your point?

56. Damnflies

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Samsung has decided to replace all the devices. 35 explosions were reported in total

57. Damnflies

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Replacing will be starting on September 19 in korea.

59. Damnflies

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

The start date of replacing in other countries will depend on specific component supply

60. obedchuni

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

suppose its a battery gate......sure samsung will fix the problem and will keep up with the supply

63. tedkord

Posts: 17099; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Keeping up with the supply will be the problem. They're already selling well enough that they've been pushed back in several markets.

64. Damnflies

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Samsung has already halted selling in several countries including Korea. They will be focusing on recalling the galaxy note 7 for now

65. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Where are maherk and TechieXP1969? Something is in your backs!!!!

70. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

What about an anti exploding bumper?

71. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

Ive been using my Note 7 constantly since August 18th and charging it with OEM usb, non-OEM usb, and three different non-oem wireless chargers and my battery does not even get hot. When you read the article from CNN, the failure rate is 24 for ever 1000000 units sold. Its not as huge of a deal that its been made out to be. Samsung is being responsible and proactive and the media is making a circus out of it.

76. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

I have a North American Snapdragon version purchased from T-Mobile USA.

73. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

I'm curious to know if its the exynos or the snapdragon version is the culprit!?

75. irossdrummer

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

this has happened on iPhones as well but for some reason it isn't a huge deal and Apple blames the user for "charging it incorrectly" rather than Samsung who is nice enough to recall and replace them all for free... hmm...
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