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Samsung Says Note 7 Replacements Will Be Available In Stores From Wednesday


Samsung has announced that it will make new Galaxy Note 7’s available all over the US in stores In order to replace almost 1 million faulty devices which are being recalled because their batteries can catch fire. The company is under immense pressure in order to fix this huge mess of the faulty batteries of its brand new smartphone. The South Korean Company first offered on 2nd September to replace the new Galaxy Note 7 with another of its models such as Galaxy S7 for the time being. Now it seems that the company is ready to replace the faulty Note 7’s with the new hopefully less dangerous Note 7’s.


Samsung also announced last week that people in the U.S. with the faulty smartphones can either go for a replacement or a full refund for their device. The offer was made after Samsung came under pressure from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for not coordinating more closely. The safety officials have already pleaded to all the Note 7 owners to turn their phones off and not use them completely. The commission cited about 26 instances where the victims suffered from burns and 55 instances where there was property damage.

The main thing to notice here is that the problem does not affect every Note 7, the reason being that the company uses batteries from different suppliers. However, the North Korean company said that there might be around 2.5 million Note 7’s affected from which 1 million are from the U.S. Samsung is also said to be launching two software upgrades via wireless carriers. The first one will indicate if the Note 7 is a new one or not and if it is safe to use and the second one will remind the old Note 7 users to shut down their smartphones and apply for a replacement. It is also reported that a almost a quarter of affected Note 7’s were replaced.