Samsung Galaxy Note 7 once again on sale in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 once again on sale in South Korea
Samsung announced earlier this week that its Galaxy Note 7 would to resume sale in South Korea this weekend. The device's global roll-out as has been so fraught with roadblocks, that key dates have been subject to change. However, the October 1st relaunch in the company's native land has gone ahead as planned, with Korean consumers once again able to get their hands on Sammy's newest top-end phablet. 

The Galaxy Note 7 has reviewed very well and looked set, at one point, to smash sales numbers of the preceding Note 5. With a curved-edge, QHD display, Snapdragon 820, 4 GB RAM, expandable storage and Samsung's signature S Pen, it's packed to the gills with features that Note devotees have become accustomed to. A few incidents of battery fires and explosions quickly put the brakes on the Note 7's promising start, though, and as the recall continues, some markets still won't see the device for many weeks yet. 

While Samsung's reputation has suffered across the world, Korean consumers are fiercely loyal to what is one of its largest and most celebrated electronics firms. As Sammy looks to earn back the trust of its native gadget lovers, though, the company may have more difficulty doing so over in China

In Europe, the Note 7 is poised to roll out in four weeks' time, a full two months behind the slab's initial launch. Meanwhile, several other devices including Apple's iPhone 7 Plus may dip into what would otherwise have been Samsung's clientele. With the Google Pixel XL, LG V20, Huawei Mate 9 and several other big phones likely to drop over the coming weeks, many of Samsung's rivals will be looking to do likewise. 

Are you still holding out for the Galaxy Note 7 to arrive in your area? Let us know which device you've got your eye on the comments. 


Source: SamMobile

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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

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28 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm just waiting for the Gear S3 now. Gotta have that beauty, to go with my Onyx.

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

the Gear S 3 looks great. I just wish it was not so bulky. I will be sticking with my Gear S2 Classic methinks. what do you think about Tizen? I find that it is better than Androidware.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm actually a fan of larger watches. As for Tizen, I really like it, and feel that Samsung should push further with it. Give the S3 a try, it's got great features, and specs.

40. iDing-Dong unregistered

I am waiting to see the Gear S3. Looks great on commercial but I have to see it in person. Hope I can replace 3rd party bands. This could be my very first smart watch to go with my big bulky Breitling

2. ginno4196

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

Still no.1

16. chenski

Posts: 785; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

No it's not =p

3. Evil_Shadow

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Waiting keenly to get my hands on the Mighty Note7! No phone is worth waiting as much as this beast!

9. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Hey PA since yall like to post on Note7, why don't yall mention the two iphones that blew up recently? I mean you you had 10 no less than articles a day, everyday on the note 7

11. tedkord

Posts: 17489; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

To be fair, 2 is a lot less than 70.

15. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

4 iphones exploded this week, two iphone 7's a 6 and 6s. there was only around 30 note7 that actually caught fire that we know of. 26 were false. the rest was reports of overheating.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A 6Plus exploded in a college students pocket in New Jersey. The had to evacuate the class.

22. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

18. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Dude stop. In no realm of math is 4>30, and even if that was the case there are three separate models to one specific one. Not to mention there are AT LEAST 60 times as many of those iPhones in the wild compared to the Note, making the explosion rate SIGNIFICANTLY lower. Stop deflecting the issue......you'll lose every time.

20. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

26 were false claims out of the 30 did you even read it? Meaning that anywhere from 3 to 4 were fires. Point is PA post 10 + articles on note7 fires everyday, making people think hundreds if not thousands where blowing up everyday. But PA doesn't show stories of iPhone fires. 4 iPhones caught fire this week. PA only reported one.

23. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Are you implying that only 4 Note 7s caught fire? There are thirty five injury reports as well.......what about those? Are you saying that 35 plus people made this up BEFORE it became a known issue?

32. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

You need to reread those reports on the people that got burned, it was 26, not 35. Samsung also received 26 false claims. I'm not saying Samsung didn't need the recall or there was no potential issue with some units. What I'm saying is PA is not reporting the ones with iphones. How many fires we know of the note7 we know about? We heard of the two in Korea, the guy with the outerbox case who charged his coming before class. The jeep guy, the 6 year old kid, and the car white. 3 been confirmed to be false reports. The Jeep fire wasn't caused by the phone, the 6 year didn't even use a note7, the white car also wasn't a note7. So that is 6 stories we heard about, yet PA posted over 100 articles on it. If we can hear 100+ articles on the 6 known note 7's, why don't we even hear about the iphone ones? 4 iphones fires this week 1 article/ 6 note7 fires reported(the ones we know about), over 100 articles

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The Note had a major recall for one model. This is just odd happenings with these different iPhone models. It's not an issue, until like 5 of the same model has the same issue. The Samsung issue was more than just the "lithium batteries can explode thing ".

24. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

This is exactly what I'm trying to convey to Bobby, but apparently my numbers don't matter in the face of his nonsense.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, this is random at this point. It's not an issue yet. I don't think the new iPhone will have the issue personally.

33. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

All im saying is PA not pushing the iPhone fires nearly as hard as the note 7. Four iphone fires this week, they may be random and are different models but only one story of the four iphones. There was probably 30+ articles on the Note7 before the recall was announced and at the time all we knew of was 2 reports in korea and the one video. Four iphones in one week, 1 story. See the bias?

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We know PA is iPhone bias (at least a little), but you gotta admit, the Note issue was huge. They recalled 2.5 million devices man.

36. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

So if PA is iPhone biased, why do you stay? Go on over to sammobile.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get lost liar.

38. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Yea tell him. What a fool.

41. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

a huge issue because overblown media reports equal bad rep. If no reports and no excessive media coverage, I bet any manufacture would like to avoid to recall their product. Close to No reports and minimum media coverage regarding Apples caught on fire is also bad for consumer! unlike you and kiko, I'd like to get the news as well. Let's say the odd is that 4 per weeks then a month will be 16 iphones blew! apple is really good at hiding their "bad" news but I guess it paid off since Karma exist; low sales each year.

19. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

In related news, North Korea is treating this as a direct threat.

39. jkbc888

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

Samsung can boast all they want with positive re-sale figures, I'm just going to cancel since Europe have to wait till end of October till we get it. I've pre-ordered since the beginning of August and they still have my money, but yet we're the last to receive it. What's even worse is that, people who received theirs early before 2nd September here in the UK already have their replacements, but those who have pre-ordered on normal release date have to wait over a month longer! I'm just going to cancel out of principal, and I think everyone else in Europe should do likewise. Why should we be treated as low priority compared to the rest of the world!

42. sams4you

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 03, 2016

iphones have been exploding since '10 in china killing a woman. i work for a cell phone company and i had 3 people come in, in one day saying there iphone 6 isnt charging at all. theres many problems with iphones and no one makes a big deal out of it.

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