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  1. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    The 2 publicized reports showed cases on the phone that have pretty much melted.

    There were actually 5 reports in total. Not sure about the other 3.
    Both of those reports had dodgy photos. Come on now.
    09-01-2016 09:16 AM
  2. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Both of those reports had dodgy photos. Come on now.
    There ought to be a reason why Samsung's share price took a bit of dive, eh?
    09-01-2016 09:19 AM
  3. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I feel bad for Samsung when they are finally going strong with sales. Hopefully there won't be a recall outside of Korea.
    Don't feel bad for Samsung. Feel bad for the customers. Samsung is a multi-billion dollar company that didn't do enough QC on one of their top products using new tech. Just like I don't feel bad for Apple for any issues they had previously. They all deserve it of they don't test properly.
    09-01-2016 09:20 AM
  4. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    There ought to be a reason why Samsung's share price took a bit of dive, eh?
    Sure, it's called investors who sweat at the slightest rumor.
    09-01-2016 09:21 AM
  5. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    My note 7 tells me there water in the USB. Which I haven't put it in water nor have I got it wet. My almost exploded the other morning it was soo hot I couldn't touch it. It took an hour to it to cool down. If they recall I hope they do give us temp phones for now or send us new ones since I sold my old phone
    Have you turned off fast charging and are you using good cables?
    09-01-2016 09:21 AM
  6. Dukins's Avatar
    My first one didn't explode, but definitely had battery problems.My phone would plunge from 40%-0% instantly. I exchanged it a few days ago, so far so good. Wouldn't surprise me that Samsung halts delivery of phones in the states as well. Currently there are none available at any best buys within 250 miles of me. I got lucky I received a replacement (silver). Hopefully they have black back in stock before my 14 days.
    09-01-2016 09:21 AM
  7. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Sure, it's called investors who sweat at the slightest rumor.
    Well, sure, but don't be overly surprised if Samsung does indeed announce a recall of Note7s with battery packs made by a specific South Korean-supplier in the next couple of days.
    09-01-2016 09:22 AM
  8. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    The problem and testing is for the 8890 only. The snapdragon variant is fine.
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    09-01-2016 09:22 AM
  9. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    I don't think it's going to happen, much to the chagrin of Apple cheerleaders.
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    09-01-2016 09:22 AM
  10. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Where have you seen or heard that? I have only seen sketchy reports with little official information on the 8890 vs N.America version.
    The reports are saying the only affected ones as of now are some of the ones in the Korean market which is the 8890 variant. So it'll be interesting to see if the snapdragon version is impacted.
    09-01-2016 09:22 AM
  11. msm0511's Avatar
    If the initial reports are correct, yes... it has nothing to do with the processor and only to do with which subcontractor built the battery pack. I'm also optimistic that the fact that the recall was very specific, only the South Korea models, leads me to suspect that this particular subcontractor was only used for the domestic Korean models and not the international ones.

    Safe to say there might be a opportunity for a battery subcontractor to get a new customer in South Korea at the moment.
    I wonder what will happen to those phones that would be covered in a recall if it happens, but bought unlocked through Amazon or another retailer unlocked. As those don't come with warranties, I would assume they wouldn't be covered. There's probably not that many in the wild, but still interesting.
    09-01-2016 09:24 AM
  12. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    Hey look, my Apple Watch just exploded and took my arm off!
    09-01-2016 09:24 AM
  13. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    Well, sure, but don't be overly surprised if Samsung does indeed announce a recall of Note7s with battery packs made by a specific South Korean-supplier in the next couple of days.
    I doubt it.
    09-01-2016 09:25 AM
  14. msm0511's Avatar
    Well, sure, but don't be overly surprised if Samsung does indeed announce a recall of Note7s with battery packs made by a specific South Korean-supplier in the next couple of days.
    You've got one of the Exynos, correct? Is there any way for you to know if yours is one of the Korean versions?
    09-01-2016 09:26 AM
  15. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Good question. I think a recall is a recall, under warranty or not. If you have one of the phones that's recalled it will be honored, I suspect.
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    09-01-2016 09:26 AM
  16. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I hope they expedite this USB C certification program so that way controls can be implemented like Apple does with lightning cables. They're able to control if a cable can work with the device. If not certified it cannot charge or sync anything. We need USB C certification like that so we know immediately if a cable isn't good. Good thing for me I'm either using the Samsung cable or wireless charging so I should be fine but sucks in general this is happening or could happen.
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    09-01-2016 09:26 AM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I wonder what will happen to those phones that would be covered in a recall if it happens, but bought unlocked through Amazon or another retailer unlocked. As those don't come with warranties, I would assume they wouldn't be covered. There's probably not that many in the wild, but still interesting.
    I imagine it would be just like a car recall. It gets fixed or replaced, no questions asked.
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    09-01-2016 09:28 AM
  18. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    You've got one of the Exynos, correct? Is there any way for you to know if yours is one of the Korean versions?
    No idea if mine has the battery from that specific supplier.

    But it's not a Korean unit. It's an international unit with the model code SM-N930F.

    If it helps, I've had it since August 18th and it has been on only Samsung chargers since the date of acquisition. Mainly on a cabled charger, but it has been on a fast-charging wireless charging stand twice.
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    09-01-2016 09:28 AM
  19. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Well, a little update.

    This doesn't really concern the battery but the phone as a whole.

    Kelly linked me to an app that tells me a lot about the date of manufacture along with the location of manufacture for Samsung devices. As it turns out, mine has been made in Vietnam on the 8th of August.
    The Galaxy Note7 has been recalled for battery issues-1089994420396605570-account_id-1.png
    If you're curious, you can give the app a shot in the link below.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...uyen.phoneinfo
    09-01-2016 09:39 AM
  20. geraldem's Avatar
    The problem and testing is for the 8890 only. The snapdragon variant is fine.
    Do you have this from an official source?
    09-01-2016 09:49 AM
  21. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Do you have this from an official source?
    No one knows if this is truly the case yet. But so far they have only identified the issue in the 8890 variant (which is the one sold in the Korean market which is the model they've reproduced the issue) So I'm assuming they're going to keep testing to see if they can reproduce in the snapdragon model. So for now, yes, they are saying only 8890. Can't do anything but see if they also make an announcement for the snapdragon version.
    09-01-2016 09:55 AM
  22. SteelGator's Avatar
    Good question. I think a recall is a recall, under warranty or not. If you have one of the phones that's recalled it will be honored, I suspect.
    I think this is right. Recalls **normally** are not limited to the original buyer even . Reciepts and such are generally not asked for. Model numbers and other unique identifiers are used to identify the units recalled, and those are all covered. Again, that is in my experience.
    09-01-2016 10:06 AM
  23. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    BGR is reporting that Samsung is now saying they will likely offer a full refund or replacement phone to the affected devices. However, they're still saying that as of right now, it only affects South Korea.
    I call B.S. until we get official sources.
    09-01-2016 10:11 AM
  24. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    According to the report, if the recall is extended to other countries, and even more the US, they will specify which devices, likely by production date/place, are believed to be affected. They will then send you a battery, and you'll likely have to contact your carrier and find out their closest repair facility, and send the, your device. As far as a loaner, I've never had to deal with anything like this to need a loaner, so I'm not sure how the carriers would handle that part of the situation.
    In the US they would likely switch out phones. There are only a few places to have batteries replaced without sending in your phone.
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    09-01-2016 10:14 AM
  25. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    If the Note7 is recalled, more than likely, they'll either replace the new battery or the entire phone.

    They'll only do so if stock is available, in order to make the process quicker and less painful.

    This seems to affect phones with batteries made by one specific South Korean subcontractor.
    09-01-2016 10:15 AM
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