A Samsung Galaxy Note9 caught fire in a Long Island woman's bag this week, an issue that is reminiscent of the Galaxy Note7, a device that had to be recalled because of such issues.
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Samsung is celebrating the release of the Galaxy Note9 by releasing a timeline of Note handsets of the past. What's curious about the chart is that Samsung has omitted the Galaxy Note7.
Some Galaxy Note8 devices seem to be not starting up after exhausting their charge and posts on Samsung's official forum over the last month have indicated that the company is offering replacements.
Samsung's refreshed Galaxy Note7 with a smaller and safer battery could be headed to Malaysia, as a local carrier has listed the device on its 4G LTE compatibility list, alongside the Galaxy Note8.
News reports from Taiwan indicate a woman's new iPhone 8 Plus apparently cracked open while charging. A man from Japan also recounted a similar incident with his device, suggesting a faulty battery.
Apple is rumoured to launch an advanced iPhone variant in a couple of weeks, and to tackle the threat of losing sales, Samsung might be planning to launch its next flagship earlier than usual.
Samsung hasn't forgotten what happened last year and will offer owners of the recalled Galaxy Note7 a special promotion that will allow them to get up to $425 off their purchase of the Galaxy Note8.
Drawing a line under the fiasco of its fiery Note7 flagship, Samsung has announced its new Galaxy Note8, with a 6.3-inch Infinity Display, 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 835, and of course, the much-loved S Pen.
Samsung says it aims to recover around 157 tonnes' worth of rare metals from the Galaxy Note7 handsets it recalled, and will reuse components such as chips, cameras and displays for device repairs.
Although the Galaxy Note Fan Edition was only released a few days ago, it appears that the handset is doing pretty well. The refurbished device is priced right, giving users an excellent option.
Samsung has resurrected its fiery flagship - presumably, with less fire this time - launching refurbished models built with 'unopened and unused' components originally designed for the Galaxy Note7.
Following the fiery fiasco of its Galaxy Note7 last year, Samsung said it would sell refurbished models of the recalled handsets. They will go on sale this week as the 'Galaxy Note Fan Edition'.
The design of the Galaxy Note8 flagship smartphone from Samsung was recently leaked by a case-maker, and now a report has revealed that the company will launch two storage variants of the device.
Samsung previously promised to "safely dispose of" every Note7 that it recalled. But instead, it's refurbishing the fiery flagships to sell them again, branded as the "Galaxy Note7 Fandom Edition".
Although Samsung has yet to release the refurbished Galaxy Note7, we have seen a steady stream of information, and now it appears that we may have a price for the upcoming handset.
After a lot of back and forth in regards to a refurbished Galaxy Note7, Samsung confirmed it would be bringing one to market. Now, it appears that the device could arrive as the Galaxy Note FE.
Having launched its latest, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung is now looking to reintroduce its Galaxy Note7. A new report states that the refurbished handset will arrive, starting in June.
After months of rumors that a refurbished Galaxy Note7 would be sold, Samsung confirmed its plans late last month. Now, it appears that more alleged images of the device have made their way online.
Despite saying last year that it would "safely dispose of" the Galaxy Note7 handsets returned to it under its global recall program, Samsung has now confirmed that it will sell refurbished models.
97% of Galaxy Note7 handsets have been returned in South Korea under Samsung's recall program - but the company hopes to bring that up to 100% with a final update that disables battery charging.
In January, Samsung announced its findings of its Note7 investigation and found that the batteries were at fault. A month later, the firm has released new videos in regards to safety and quality.
After a report was published claiming that refurbished Galaxy Note7 devices would be making their way to certain countries, Samsung India says that there are no plans to sell refurbished models there.
Samsung is said to be refurbishing 2.5 million Note7 handsets with new bodywork and smaller batteries. The company is expected to begin selling them in emerging markets, such as India, from June.
Samsung has reported profits in Q4 of 2016 despite the large recall of Galaxy Note7 devices after reports of explosions were reported. The earnings were driven by the memory business.
Samsung's mobile chief confirmed today that a successor to its fiery Galaxy Note7 flagship is on the way - and despite the damage to the brand, it looks like the Note name will live on.
After months of speculation, Samsung has finally revealed the cause of its exploding Galaxy Note7. The handset manufacturer also unveiled a website and video dedicated to the incident.
Targeting customers who escaped the phone crippling update earlier this month, Verizon is set to start forwarding all non-emergency Galaxy Note7 calls to their customer service department.
It has been nearly a month since rumors started circulating that Samsung would release the results of its findings for the Note7. Today, officials have confirmed that it will do so on January 23
Samsung is preparing to share results of its Galaxy Note7 investigation, after discontinuing the device due to safety risks. Its details will be announced later in the month.
A passenger who changed the name of the Wi-Fi hotspot on their device to 'Samsung Galaxy Note7_1097' sparked a mid-air safety scare, during which the captain threatened to make an emergency landing.
It comes as no surprise that there would be repercussions for Samsung beyond the billions of dollars lost due to the Note7. The firm is expected to cut bonuses for those in the mobile division.
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It appears that Samsung has completed its investigation of the Galaxy Note7. Although the firm has sent its report to various labs, it has not offered a public announcement or report.
Last week, Samsung announced that it would be releasing an update that would break all Galaxy Note7 devices, but Verizon said it wouldn't push it. Now, the carrier has apparently changed its mind.
Samsung has been on the warpath this week as it has issued press releases to most parts of the world in regards to crippling remaining Galaxy Note7 handsets. Now, the UK will also receive that update.
After Samsung announced that it will be releasing an update for Galaxy Note7 devices in the US that will keep them from charging, Verizon has announced that it won't be pushing the update.
Samsung has recovered a majority of Note7 handsets, but it appears that some are still being used in the US. Samsung will update the Note7 and disable charging, hoping to reclaim the remaining units.
It's no secret - Samsung is determined to rid the world of the Galaxy Note7. While a large percentage of handsets have been recovered, the company is becoming more aggressive by disabling handsets.
The biggest story this summer is how the Galaxy Note7 went from top-tier device to fiery wreckage, and eventual discontinuation. A new examination suggests that an aggressive design is to blame.
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