Samsung: 500,000 new Galaxy Note 7 units arrive in the states

Samsung: 500,000 new Galaxy Note 7 units arrive in the states
Those waiting to exchange their potentially dangerous Samsung Galaxy Note 7, or the temporary replacement they received, will be happy to hear that Samsung has shipped 500,000 units of the 'safe' Samsung Galaxy Note 7 into the U.S. Older Galaxy Note 7 units ticketed for a return to Samsung are having trouble catching a ride. FedEx and UPS refuse to ship the models that might be carrying a defective battery for obvious reasons.

We're not privy to how Samsung is dividing up these units. We did receive a tip from a PhoneArena reader today, who claimed to have chatted with a rep for T-Mobile. During the conversation, the T-Mobile rep said that new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units were in stock starting today.

Reportedly, one million Galaxy Note 7 phablets were rung up in the U.S. before the recall. Now, our math skills aren't what they used to be, but that would seem to indicate that you have a 50-50 shot of being able to have a 'safe' Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sent your way at this time. The box containing the new phones will carry a black square. The unit itself will have a green battery indicator as opposed to the white icon seen on the original models.

source: Samsung

Related phones

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. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well I went to T-Mobile and the store opened 11 mins late. As soon as they saw people outside he said if yoi are exchanging Note 7s we wont have them until tomorrow (Wednesdsy). I left mine in the arvtonprevent them from taking mine, because Samsung says don't let anyone leave with a phone. But theybdidnt try to make anyone stay. Out of 11 people.outside, on 4 went in. He also said they didnt have any iPhones. So.people coild haven waiting for that too. But at least I knkw I could be getting 2 phones when they open up when they open at 10AM.

3. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Wednesday**** there i fixed it for you. So weirdly spelled.

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

what about "the arvtonprevent"? I don't have any idea about this one :-/

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I just interpreted that part as: "I left immediately in order to prevent them from..."

27. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

"I left mine in the arvtonprevent them" I read between the typos to see "I left mine in the car to prevent them"

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Bro, that spelling gave me cancer and sore eyes.

10. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Eye cancer

9. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Please exchange your phone for one with a working keyboard.

11. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Even autocorrect is saying wtf is he typing

23. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Got mines

29. stevetherican

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 10, 2015

Bro why don't you spellcheck or proofread anymore?!

31. jm405

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

I called the number listed on their recall page and just ordered mine to be sent to a store near by. I hate having to call the stores around me because sometimes the reps are clueless.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, you've got to proofread man. You're leaving yourself wide open.

2. handsomparis

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

Got mines replace today

18. Bradha562

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 2016

Which carrier and state?

5. ososucre

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Luckly the states receive the exchange these days. Indonesia still has no news yet. They say it will be available by 30, but one of my friend who actually works inside Samsung Indonesia, they actually still dont know yet :(

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

So, replacements arrive, but no new devices will be sold? Or what was that about sales resuming on October 21st?

7. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

According to At&t if you bought the phone before September 15th you'll be able to receive a replacement tomorrow which I'll be doing. If you didn't purchase one you'll have to wait for October 21st.

17. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Thanks for the clarification. Sure hope Samsung didn't skimp on quality control this time...

19. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

No doubt bro!

24. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

maybe they are waiting on android 7.0

8. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Oh yeah! Things are going to get poppin' in the States!


Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

More explosive devices coming near us

26. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If by explosive you mean they blow the competition out of the water, then you're right.


Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Sure they do, more than a half of those 2.5 million sold and recalled are switching to other OEMs

13. AlikMalix unregistered

500,000 Nuke 7's cross the US borders. I think we're under stack!!! ( just kidding)

16. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Haha..basket of deplorables exhibiting all kinds of phobea :P

14. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

This is a terrorist attack folks!!!

21. willard12 unregistered

Ahh, the well-timed humor of Apple fanatics. Whenever I see comments about how rabid the "fandroids" are on this site, you're always sure to remind us of how pathetic you truly are. When I look back at all the people who claimed the Note 7 recall was a serious issue, I will always have you and your comedic genius to set me straight. Stay classy and hilarious my friend. (just kidding)

34. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung is doing a full recall and as sent out updates that limit the battery and ask you to change phone and power it down, this problem as now ended as Samsung as done the right thing, unlike Apple and the iPhone 6 Plus, they have an ongoing 2 year problem with bendgate/screendiseasegate

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