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Samsung confirms 1,400 Galaxy Note II smartphones were stolen from a Malaysian airport

Samsung confirms 1,400 Galaxy Note IIs stolen from Malaysian airport, worth $1 million

By Anthony Garreffa from Oct 30, 2012 @ 7:29 CDT

Shortly after Samsung held a launch device for their 5.5-inch phablet, the Galaxy Note II, a shipment of the smartphones were stolen from an airport in Kuala Lumpur, reports The Chosun Ilbo. The theft happened on October 20, just after the Note II launch event with news leaking out shortly after.


Samsung have now confirmed the theft has taken place, and put a monetary amount on the shipment: around $1 million. Police are investigating the theft, but the chance of recovering the stolen smartphones will be extremely low.

Samsung's Malaysian division has also weighed in on the matter, stating that they will not be offering warranty on the stolen smartphones.


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