US carriers to re-launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on October 21
According to Venture Beat, major US carriers are planning to restart selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on October 21. That's almost a month after the handset is expected to hit shelves again in Samsung's home country, South Korea (September 28). Needless to say, the Note 7 units that are going to be re-released in October will have new, safe batteries.
It's said that Samsung recalled about 1 million Galaxy Note 7 units in the US alone. Many of the customers who bought and returned their potentially defective Note 7 should receive fault-free replacement units starting this week, though it looks like things aren't going exactly as planned.
It remains to be seen just how much the initial defective Note 7 batteries will affect overall sales. While the new, upcoming Galaxy Note 7 units should be safe to use, some customers may be reluctant to buy them, especially since, in the meantime, newer smartphones have been introduced -including the iPhone 7 Plus, or the LG V20.
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source: Venture Beat