Many Samsung Galaxy Note series fans will be bold to tell you that the last real Note is the 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
This is not only because the phone is feature-packed, but also because it comes with a removable battery unit. For power users, there’s no better thing than being able to take out a dead battery and insert a fully charged unit in a phone when the need arises. In fact, this is way better than walking around with a charger or power bank, at least according to some.
Since the release of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, all Galaxy Note phones that have come after did not have a removable battery. Fans have had to adapt to this change and move on, which is why many are looking forward to the release of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
We all know the fate of last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and even though the Korean company is evidently looking to bounce back, a new setback has begun unraveling with respect to the Galaxy Note family. The issue of the Note 7 was largely associated with the phone’s battery and as it seems, the Galaxy Note 4 has developed a similar battery-related issue.
As at the time of this writing, over 10,000 batteries for the Galaxy Note 4 have been recalled due to an overheating issue that could result in burns or even fires. Apparently, this latest issue has nothing to do with Samsung, rather, it only affects the refurbished Note 4 units that were handled by both AT&T’s insurance program and FedEx Supply Chain. Some of these refurbished units reportedly ended up with fake batteries that are causing the phones to overheat.
As noted earlier, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the last in the Note family to come with a removable battery unit, which makes this incident a very fortunate one. Owners of the phone can easily purchase a new battery and keep using it until the recall is sorted. At the moment, FedEx has already started sending out replacement battery units alongside boxes for returning the called units.
So far, the affected units of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 were shipped between December 2016 and April 2017.