The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone has been on sale since late August. So, a couple of weeks now, at best. However, as it turns out, there’s a little… well, a large problem with the phones. They have a nasty habit of exploding. Some 35 or so of the phones have exploded around the world, and Samsung is taking it seriously. Samsung is recalling all of the Galaxy Note 7 phones. If you have one, get ready to give it back.
As it turns out, the lithium-ion batteries in the phone aren’t exactly stable. Even worse, according to iFixit, the batteries are manufactured by, guess who? Samsung, of course! Still, they’re making the recall painless: customers who return their phones can get a $25 gift card or bill credit, a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge with the price difference refunded to them, and a refund on all of the Note 7 peripherals that you’ve purchased.
“In response to recently reported cases of the new Galaxy Note 7, we conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue,” reads an official statement from Samsung. “To date (as of September 1) there have been 35 cases that have been reported globally and we are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market.”
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