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Samsung recalls over 50,000 Galaxy Note 7 phones across Australia


Samsung recalls over 50,000 Galaxy Note 7 phones across Australia
Samsung Electronics Australia has officially recalled over 50,000 of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the Australian market, after dozens of the devices globally reportedly caught fire due to battery problems.The voluntary recall in the local market comes just weeks after the phone's launch, and follows a global announcement by the company on September 2 that it would halt sales of the flagship device and begin recalling the units, of which around 1 million had been sold internationally.Samsung Electronics Australia has advised all Galaxy Note 7 users nationally to power off their device, return it to its place of purchase, and use an alternative device until, "a remedy can be provided".Additionally, Galaxy Note 7 users who have bought their device from Samsung are entitled to a new, replacement unit of the smartphone or a full refund, with a courtesy device provided for users until replacements are shipped.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall May Cost The Company $1 Billion


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall May Cost The Company $1 Billion
AdvertisementSamsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall due to battery issues may cost the company about $1 billion.Samsung launched and released the Galaxy Note 7 in August this year.Just like its predecessors, the Galaxy Note 7 was highly anticipated in the smartphone space.However, 35 customers have reported that the battery of the new Samsung phablet has exploded or caught fire while charging.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosion: What to do if you've got one [video] - Emirates 24


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosion: What to do if you've got one [video] - Emirates 24
As reported by Emirates 24|7 over the weekend, Samsung has recalled its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after reports that it can overheat and even explode.In a statement, the firm told this website that the South Korean giant had "conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue."According to Samsung, "there have been 35 cases that have been reported globally" as of September 1, among the 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones produced.Even as that may look like a negligible percentage, the fact remains that batteries are one of the most invincible links in the smartphone chain, and the typical fail rate is 1 in tens of millions.Why, then, are the Note 7 batteries exploding at an unprecedented rate, and what should you do if you've bought one here in the UAE?






Following Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall, Apple ups order volume for iPhone 7 parts by 10 percent – Tech2


Following Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall, Apple ups order volume for iPhone 7 parts by 10 percent – Tech2
Apple is reportedly upping the order volume for iPhone 7 parts by 10 percent just before their iPhone event on 7 September.Taiwanese sources tell Digitimes that the larger order might indicate Apple's increased confidence in the sale of the upcoming iPhone 7 devices.Previously, Apple had predicted that their sales would be about 60 percent of the sales of the previous iPhone in the second half of 2015 vs. the second half of 2016.The iPhone 6s sold around 30 million units a month in the second half of 2015.


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