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

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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

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