Samsung to discard SDI batteries for Note 7

Samsung to discard SDI batteries for Note 7

Samsung to discard SDI batteries for Note 7

In issuing the recall of Galaxy Note 7 handsets, Samsung said on Friday that it was aware of 35 incidents in the batteries of the handsets had exploded.

"For customers who already have Galaxy Note7 devices in the Gulf market, we will voluntarily replace their current device".

According to Samsung, customers are expected to receive their replacement Note 7 units within three to four weeks. While it didn't confirm how much the replacement would cost, its head of its smartphone business said it would be a "heartbreaking amount", according to Bloomberg.

The latest development sees Note 7 owners in Australia being offered full refunds or replacements if they return their devices to Samsung.

Samsung Australia issued the recall just before midnight on Monday, recommending users backup their data and turn the potentially risky phones off. Samsung also announced that it will refund if you want to replace any Note 7 accessories.

The company has also announced that it will start exchanging the device as soon as next week or users could swap their Galaxy Note 7 for a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. As our customers' safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note7.

"Samsung must be transparent about information related to the case, and come up with plans for compensation and recurrence preventions", Rep.

The phone was first released in selected markets including Korea and the US.

The brand's new flagship Galaxy Note 7 has been blowing up, literally.

Just as things were looking really good for Samsung with the launch of its popular Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, it all went wrong. Now a new report claims the Galaxy-maker will stop using batteries from affiliate company Samsung SDI in future Note 7 units.

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