Samsung has exchanged half of recalled Galaxy Note 7's in the StatesBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 23 September 2016 | Categories: news
Samsung's priorities at the moment is ensuring that user confidence has not been severely dented by the recent exploding battery issue plaguing the first batch of Galaxy Note 7 devices. In the weeks following the global recall of the phablet, the South Korean manufacturer has been posting updates on the Note 7's status, particularly in the United States. The latest official release confirms that an nearly half of all the recalled devices in the US have been exchanged by Samsung.
Added to this, the company estimates that 90% of current Galaxy Note 7 owners in the States have handed in their old devices. Furthermore, Samsung will continue to push notifications to devices where the owner has not handed in their phablet just yet.
As for other regions, like the UK, Europe and parts of Asia, Samsung has remained relatively mum, both on the status of the recall, as well as the arrival of new devices. A bit closer to home, however, Samsung South Africa confirmed that the Galaxy Note 7 will land in the country in November. A more precise date has not been detailed at this stage, but it appears as if the arrival of new Galaxy Note 7's has done little to sway public opinion, if our Twitter poll is anything to go by.
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