Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is one of the most popular names in the recent past when it comes to the smartphone world, but this hasn’t been for the best reasons.
When the phone was released to the world, some weird happenings began showing up where the phone would simply burst into flames when charging. This issue caught the eye of the company and as such, a global recall was issued for all the faulty Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units. After this, the company promised that sales in the native country of South Korea will resume starting October 1st.
Well, the company did everything possible to keep this promise as on this date, those in Korea were indeed able to get their hands on a new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handset from their favorite retailers.
At some point before all this bursting into flames saga begun, the Galaxy Note 7 had actually received some amazing reviews. In fact, it was poised to smash the sales made by the Galaxy Note 5 and even the high-flying Galaxy Note 4. Many were impressed with the curved dual-edge screen of the phone that features a QHD display and is roomy at 5.7 inches. Under the hood, the Note 7 comes with either a Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 and these are paired with a RAM of 4GB and 64GB of inbuilt storage, which can also be expanded.
There is no doubt that these were killer specs and adding to the amazing design and the ever-unique S-Pen, the Galaxy Note 7 was indeed going to be a hit. A few incidences of explosions and fires quickly erased this dream, but the fact that the company has resumed the sales of the phone means there is still hope.
In South Korea, many were still flocking to shops to get their hands on the new Galaxy Note 7, despite the fact that the image of the company has been tarnished in other parts of the world. Samsung might find it hard winning back the Chinese and American markets as Apple iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20, Google Pixel XL and Huawei Mate 9 are also getting ready to hit the same markets.
Samsung has already shipped replacement units to those in the U.S., but the phone had not yet launched in Europe. As a result of the recall, those in the EU will have to wait for the phone for another month.
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