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Samsung rumored announce global recall of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung could issue a global recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, over battery explosion worries

By Anthony Garreffa on Sep 1, 2016 09:15 pm CDT - 1 min, 24 secs reading time

Samsung could issue a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after reports surface that less than 0.1% of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are affected with the possibility of a battery-related issue.

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An official representative of Samsung has reportedly talked with Yonhap on the issue, with the Samsung rep saying it was the battery inside of that small 0.1% of Galaxy Note 7 shipments that were affected. Android Police points out that with "several millions sold, even this small a percentage can be a hazardous risk and one Samsung is not ready to gamble with. Since the Note7 doesn't have a removable battery, the official says that the company is about to issue a recall of all its new Galaxy Note7 devices sold at home and abroad".

Android Police says that the global recall announcement on the Galaxy Note 7 should happen within a week, with Samsung reportedly ironing out issues with US telcos like Verizon.

What happens next: Samsung will surely see a dip in Galaxy Note 7 sales with the smartphones pulled off shelves and removed from purchasing online, but I'm sure companies will still want to sell them, as profit has to be made. Apple is days away from launching the new iPhone, with the iPhone 7 Plus and its marketing hype sure to jump on negative Samsung stories in the media.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:androidpolice.com

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