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  1. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Does the issue manifest when using a subpar charger?
    Don't know yet.
    09-02-2016 02:44 AM
  2. Ben Sin's Avatar
    do you guys reckon turning off fast charging is a logical/wise preventive measure (I have the Exynos version from outside the US) against a potential explosion?
    09-02-2016 03:06 AM
  3. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The news right now, presser is over, waiting for translation.
    09-02-2016 03:13 AM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Still don't know yet if this is global.

    Samsung says it is suspending sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after finding batteries of some of the gadgets exploded while they were charging.

    "Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung's mobile business said Friday that customers who already bought Note 7s will be able to swap them for new smartphones, regardless of the purchasing date."

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireS...laims-41817088
    09-02-2016 03:18 AM
  5. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Just got a notification from CNN that Samsung is now recalling the Note 7 worldwide. Guess it's official.
    09-02-2016 03:22 AM
  6. Matty's Avatar
    I got mine thru Verizon so do you think they would let me rent a phone till I get my note 7 back?
    Well what sometimes happens in Africa at least, your carrier will send back all their un-purchased devices to the manufacture to get them fixed. If you have already purchased one, they won't take it away from you but if anything went wrong with the problem area, they would replace it for free since its a know issue.
    09-02-2016 03:23 AM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    This is from Daily Mail, so take it with a grain of salt until Korean news gets out a translated statement or Samsung does.

    "Samsung has pulled its Galaxy Note 7 from shelves around the world amid reports that some of the phones are catching fire due to battery problems.

    The firm said today it will prepare replacement devices for phones already sold after finding problems with the battery cell used.

    Samsung, in a statement, said it will take about two weeks to prepare replacement devices for the phones already sold.

    It was not clear when new sales of the devices would begin."

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...tery-fire.html
    09-02-2016 03:24 AM
  8. dakini03's Avatar
    09-02-2016 03:25 AM
  9. anon(9419666)'s Avatar
    I don't know how Samsung work, but when my LG G4 is recall they just have my sent my phone to them.
    09-02-2016 03:28 AM
  10. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Just got a notification from CNN that Samsung is now recalling the Note 7 worldwide. Guess it's official.
    Yeah, Samsung is officially recalling the Galaxy Note7
    09-02-2016 03:29 AM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm still waiting for the translation. I watched the presser and while it was clear he talked about the battery cells, it wasn't clear if it was worldwide. It probably is, but I'm waiting on a translated statement.
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    09-02-2016 03:30 AM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    This isn't a case of the phone getting warm... Seems to me that there was an issue with a pack's construction (perhaps by a single subcontractor) that is making it more prone to failure under charging.

    Sounds like a small percentage of phones made are susceptible, and even those, we're hearing of only a few actual incidents (not 'a buddy's boss says he knows someone').

    I just got my wife's new Note 7... I was going to put it through its paces before giving it to her anyhow... And I'll just keep it on good charging gear, which i was going to do even before this. If it gets recalled, so be it. The replacement will be fine and she'll still enjoy her new Note.

    And I'll most likely get some more free stuff from Samsung out of the deal. Works for me.
    Looks like you will be getting a new phone.
    09-02-2016 03:32 AM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Just got a notification from CNN that Samsung is now recalling the Note 7 worldwide. Guess it's official.
    No one has posted a translated statement yet, but likely. South Korean news has only posted this.
    09-02-2016 03:32 AM
  14. melonzzzzz's Avatar
    If I have to send my phone back I will get an iPhone.

    I haven't gotten mine yet but it's arriving on Saturday. Even if it's the best phone I own I can not be phone-less for however long it takes them to fix this (could be weeks?) as this was meant to replace my iPhone 5S that had just broke on the release date of the Note 7 (lol).
    09-02-2016 03:41 AM
  15. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Translated article now on South Korean news.

    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/busi...09400320F.html
    09-02-2016 03:42 AM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Translated article now on South Korean news.

    http://m.yna.co.kr/mob2/en/contents_...ite=0100000000
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    09-02-2016 03:42 AM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm 100% convinced this is not a fault with the phones, but with people that are using cheap third party USB Type A to Type C cable setups that don't have resistors on them or the incorrect resistors, which causes the phone to draw in too much power. A Google engineer discovered this issue with laptops.
    They have found 24 verified battery issues out of 35 reported and inspected.
    09-02-2016 03:46 AM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    They are replacing all phones, regardless of when it was purchased.
    09-02-2016 03:46 AM
  19. Jesus Delgadillo's Avatar
    It's already on worldwide recall
    09-02-2016 03:50 AM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Translated article now on South Korean news.

    http://m.yna.co.kr/mob2/en/contents_...60902009400320
    09-02-2016 03:51 AM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    In the article I posted above.
    09-02-2016 03:52 AM
  22. alwilliam's Avatar
    So it seems Samsung is going to replace the phones with "new" ones. Right thing for them to do. But are we suppose to hold on with the ones we have now and how long will it take them to replace all the Note 7s they sold worldwide? We're talking about production time and quality control. Or are the carriers going to give us a loaner? If so, I want a shiny Note 5 back. I can't go back to a phone without an S-Pen and the Note features.
    09-02-2016 03:52 AM
  23. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    So it seems Samsung is going to replace the phones with "new" ones. Right thing for them to do. But are we suppose to hold on with the ones we have now and how long will it take them to replace all the Note 7s they sold worldwide? We're talking about production time and quality control. Or are the carriers going to give us a loaner? If so, I want a shiny Note 5 back. I can't go back to a phone without an S-Pen and the Note features.
    Two weeks time is what has been said to get all replaced. They will let people know on each country.

    If you bought from your carrier, they should know and likely you will exchange it there. That is what carriers in other countries are doing.
    09-02-2016 03:54 AM
  24. digitalhen's Avatar
    well it's officially a global recall now
    09-02-2016 03:54 AM
  25. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    It's already on worldwide recall
    Yes it just happened a few minutes ago.
    09-02-2016 03:55 AM
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