Should Samsung reconsider removable batteries inside flagships after Galaxy Note 7 recall?
Samsung ditched removable batteries inside its flagships about two years ago. Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4 are the last flagships launched by the South Korean company that did not come with non-removable batteries.
Every other model that was launched afterwards, including the Galaxy Note 7, feature batteries that can't be removed by standard means. While we're not here to discuss why Samsung took this decision, we can't help but wonder what things would have looked if the Galaxy Note 7 would have been the exception and had a removable battery inside.
Even though $1 billion losses is not much considering Samsung's projected net income for 2016 is somewhere around $20 billion, the damage to the company's image can't be undone.
Since Samsung introduced non-removable batteries inside its flagships, many customers have decided to switch brands or even OSes, while others expressed their disappointment for this change.
Well, it appears that Samsung's decision came back to haunt it and the cost in resources is not negligible. The Galaxy Note 7 might not become the best-selling flagship ever launched by Samsung following the recall since many customers have decided to cancel their pre-orders altogether or ask for full refunds.
Not to mention that many will not purchase the Galaxy Note 7 when it's launching in their countries later this month or the next.
So, maybe it's time for Samsung to reconsider the addition of removable batteries inside its flagship smartphones. It can't hurt to be able to avoid issues like those affecting the Galaxy Note 7.
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 SamsungAlright, 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-partyEver 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 trustThe 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 environmentSamsung 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 fiascoIn 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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