US carriers to re-launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on October 21

US carriers to re-launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on October 21

If you wanted to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the US, but haven't done it yet, you're probably congratulating yourself. The first (huge) batch of Note 7 units had defective batteries that could explode while charging. In fact, some units did explode, causing damage of various degrees, prompting Samsung to issue a massive Galaxy Note 7 recall. Right now, Note 7 sales are halted in the US and many other countries, but should resume soon. Or maybe not that soon?

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.

Do you think you'll want to purchase a Galaxy Note 7 after Samsung and US carriers are resuming sales? Let us know in the comments below!


source: Venture Beat

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  • Battery 3500 mAh

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36 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Relaunch using a different name or the sales are gonna be very bad

9. ben.r

Posts: 53; Member since: May 29, 2015

Galaxy Note 7s (s for safe)

32. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Super Nova. I like that name better. They should adopt it.

2. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

This is such a fkn mess. I would feel bad for samsun but then again. Dont skip on quality control.

5. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Yeah, they rushed a bit to beat the iPhone to the market, though the phone ovarrally is awesome, no question about that, just that they could have been more careful when testing the components they are using.

17. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2248; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well, to be fair, even before the quality control problems were known there were a good amount of people who felt that the Note 7 was not that big of an upgrade from the Note 5. While I thought it was a worthy upgrade, there were many people who felt disappointed it didn't outshine the S7 Edge in the specs department. So, it's very possible that you'll see sales cannibalized by both bad publicity and those that feel it's not a worthy successor to the Note 5.

27. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Note5 has its own problems too. Charging circuit built into the device fails, causing the charger to rapidly connect and disconnect while the charger plugged in, making the phone go nuts. I had 5 replacement Note 5's, all of which had the problem right out of the box. There's things about the Note 7 that make it better, but the curved glass is a huge downside for me.

29. sgodsell

Posts: 6710; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There are many more OEMs other than just Samsung and Apple. If you added up all the other OEMs, then the sales of all of them combined would dwarf both Apple and Samsung sales combined. This survey is so bogas. Was this a survey taken from the small sales lines for the new iPhone 7?

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Exactly! If they had waited longer, they could have further refined the software on the Sd820 variant (which has proven time and time again to be half-baked), and they'll probably have 'caught this disaster in the quality control department. Feel bad for the big loss they took trying to sort out the mess, especially as it was for such a great device overall (gonna be my first ever Samsung Smartphone). That said, sure hope they've learned their lesson.

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Samsung messed up big time this year, wanted to launch note 7 early so it has a head start compared to the iPhone, but now they have to relaunch it a month after the iphone sales started. The pure example when business strategies bite back, lol

11. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

It was just an S7 edge with a stylus and an iris scanner. I don't think it was rushed, because there was nothing new in it. It was just that the QC of the Samsung batteries was bad and that's a different company than Samsung mobile.

28. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Same camera, same processor, worse battery life than S7 Edge. I just dumped my S7 Edge for a Note 4 until next year.

30. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Lucky 7 for Samsung, not. They should do a promotion to improve sales. Purchase any Note 7 and get two free smoke detectors for the home; sales and promoting fire safety at the same time.

4. FlySheikh

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

******

6. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Uhhhhh, what?

7. acruzlu unregistered

Has this been confirmed by Samsung??

12. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Thats too late Sammy!!

13. Big_D5

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 13, 2014

I am a long time fan of Samsung but I will pass on the Note 7. I returned my pre-order Note 7 and got the V10. I like it so I will be in the pre-order the V20. I am sure I will have another Note 7 maybe but not till next year some time.

14. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The diehards will buy it again. They will be hurt by the general public sales.

15. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

here comes the Next Big Thing firesale. BOGO with NETFLIX free for a year, Amazon prime included, Bose earpods, a free 256 sd card, anything to move the large amount of inventory that will be excess inventory because by December, Note 8 talks will be surfacing.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As soon as I can pick up my Note 7, I'm there. Battery issue aside, it's the best phone of 2016 by a wide margin. Looks, specs, features, and versatility...nothing even comes close. Typed by a fellow iOS user, from his 6S Plus.

16. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Pls make it cheap

18. Diego!

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

You'll have to re-review it then, PhoneArena

19. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Besides some tech geeks who will buy it even if it gave you cancer just by looking at it I don't see the general public buying it that late and with battery fiasco lurking. So my guess is they lowering the price by at least 100$ or release it for same price and watch it fail miserably. Not to mention by then its going to be competing with google's new Pixel phablet and iPhone 7 plus having a month and half headstart, What a mess, and mostly what a shame for otherwise great device.

21. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Well I just paid off the loaner which if the note drops in price then it'll be an even swap for me. I'm just mad they're making us wait so long for the new devices to roll out. It's a slap in the face

20. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Wow guess I'm keeping the edge 7. I loved the note that ONE week I had it but waiting over a month is insane!! Thanks but no thanks!!

23. aegislash

Posts: 1434; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It's crazy how once this phone finally relaunches, we'll have less than six months to go until the S8/S8 Edge/whatever they call it, launches. Makes me want to just continue using my S6 Edge+ until then, and not get another Note7 when they relaunch.

25. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Traded my s6 edge + for the note smh

24. emcdonald75

Posts: 155; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

The Note 7 should come out priced at $649.99 with the same specs, minus the defective battery of course. The $200 discount on each phone sold should be the cost Samsung should eat along with lost market share for being so reckless. Every Galaxy next year should use the Exynos CPU/G71 GPU + 64GB/128GB models + stereo speakers + dual camera setup & enhanced waterproofing. Samsung is one of the world's best companies in Research & Development. They really need to go back to the drawing board and up their game. But don't touch the display, unless they plan to improve it further. Samsung's displays are absolutely gorgeous to look at; sound on their phones suck though.

26. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Lol idk but samsung haters really like to linger on articles re samsung. They really like this fiasco. They think that Sony LG and HTC have the chance now to beat Samsung. Even worse are the isheeps who think that their ugly bezelful iphone 7 with worse camera is the King now. LoL Only below 5% in our country who availed the Note 7 will switch to iphone 7 haha goodluck for that huge DOWNGRADE

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