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After last year's fiery Galaxy Note 7 disaster, many didn't know whether the "Note" brand was damaged forever or if Samsung would be able to shake off the bad press and move forward. Well, it looks though it’ll take more than battery fires to keep people away, as Samsung just announced that the Galaxy Note 8 has set a new preorder record for the Note family. According to Samsung, more people preordered the Galaxy Note 8 than any other previous Note launch, including the highly anticipated (at the time) Galaxy Note 7 (although the company didn’t give any concrete sales numbers). Either way, that’s... Read more...
Samsung announces its brand-new Galaxy Note 8 flagship earlier this week, and why we all knew that the smartphone wouldn’t be cheap, many shuddered at its ~$950 price tag. However, there is a way to get the Galaxy Note 8 at a steep discount, although you will have to trade in your existing smartphone to take advantage of the promotion. This particular loyalty promotion is being aimed solely at previous Galaxy Note 7 owners — all others are ineligible. If you bought a Galaxy Note 7, and were forced to return it due to the exploding battery fiasco, you are eligible to receive a $425 discount on the... Read more...
The wait is nearly over for Samsung’s next generation stylus-equipped flagship smartphone. A new report says that the South Korean electronics giant has penciled in Wednesday, August 23rd as the unveil date for the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung is expected to adopt the design language of the Galaxy S8 family for the Galaxy Note 8, which means that we should see new bezel-less Infinity Display, glass on both the back and front of the device, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader (if Samsung can’t get its in-display fingerprint sensor operational ready in time). Where the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to distance... Read more...
Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Note Fan Edition (FE), thereby affirming its belief in resurrection, at least as it applies to the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. The new Galaxy Note FE is Samsung's attempt at an "eco-friendly project," and though not stated, also as a way to mitigate the losses from its Galaxy Note 7 recall that hit the company to the tune of an estimated $5.3 billion.It was previously assumed that the Galaxy Note FE would essentially be refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices. That is still true, though it does not look like Samsung will be using any of the parts that were returned... Read more...
The Galaxy Note 7 is a black eye for Samsung, one that largely faded with the release of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. And when the Galaxy Note 8 comes out, it will have nearly faded away completely, save for the history books. That said, the Galaxy Note 7 was actually a really good handset, save for its nasty habit of overheating and catching fire. While Samsung was able to weather the financial storm of a global recall, it will look to recoup some of its losses by selling refurbished models as Fandom Edition handsets.It is a bit of a quirky strategy, though the alternative is to take a total... Read more...
Samsung’s nightmarish Galaxy Note 7 saga is far from over. After an explosive launch in September of last year, numerous battery fires brought a lot of negative attention to the Samsung brand and the company lost millions as a result of the subsequent recalls and replacement smartphones and cash offered to affected customers (not to mention compensation for wireless carriers). Samsung could have easily tucked its tail between its legs and shut the door on the Galaxy Note 7 entirely, but the company will begin reselling the smartphones in June. As we’ve reported previously, these refurbished smartphones... Read more...
We are just a few days away from the official launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, but one previously launched (and notorious) Samsung smartphone is still making news over six months after it was first unveiled. Samsung today confirmed that it intends to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones dependent on “consultation with regulatory authorities” and “local demand.” We previously heard rumblings about refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices making their way to consumers just over a month ago. Those reports suggested that the refurbished devices would ship with a smaller battery ranging in capacity... Read more...
Samsung may have been the poster child for electronics battery fires in 2016 with its Galaxy Note 7, but Apple is taking quick action to ensure that one incident involving an iPhone 7 Plus is just a fluke. An Arizona teen recently posted a video to Twitter which showed her iPhone 7 Plus in a bathroom with white smoke billowing from its casing. In the video, which has since gone viral and contains NSFW language, Brianna Olivas is in disbelief at what is unfolding before her eyes. According to Olivas, the phone was charging next to her head while she was asleep, until her boyfriend walked over and... Read more...
We thought that we had heard the last of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, but it looks as though the story just won’t die. When we last visited the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung confirmed that the smartphone’s fiery temper was the result of irregularly-sized batteries and other manufacturing irregularities. While the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 fires and subsequent global recall is now known, there are still millions of smartphones just sitting there in warehouses, adding absolutely nothing to Samsung’s bottom line. However, a new report suggests that Samsung might refurbish its quarantined smartphones that haven’t... Read more...
At long last, we have some details on why exactly some of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 devices were prone to overheating and catching fire, including replacement handsets that used batteries from a different manufacturer. Samsung has completed its investigation and determined that irregularly sized battery packs were to blame in many cases, while problems in manufacturing affected others. These details have not yet been made public from Samsung—the South Korean handset maker will hold a press conference on Monday to talk about the defects. However, The Wall Street Journal received word early and while... Read more...
By this point, you would think that anyone with more than a few marbles rolling around in their head would have turned in their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 by now. Samsung has gone above and beyond to give affected customers credits, gift cards, and even replacements in the form of Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. Samsung’s efforts (along with help from carriers) has for the most part succeeded. The company announced last week that it has recovered over 96 percent of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that are out in the wild. “Together with our wireless carriers, we have taken aggressive action to... Read more...
According to a new report out of South Korea, Samsung has come to a conclusion on the cause for the Galaxy Note 7 fires that caused such a ruckus during the closing months of 2016. Surprise, surprise: it was batteries all along. Although Samsung isn’t expected to release its official findings until January 23rd, a source within the company has already revealed the results of the report to the press. Although some had opined that a hardware design defect contributed to the cause of the fires (i.e. there not being enough physical space inside the chassis for the battery), all signs pointed to faulty... Read more...
The ongoing Galaxy Note 7 saga appears to be finally winding down. In its most recent earnings forecast, Samsung has already recovered financially from the explosive fiasco and is looking ahead to record profits. Likewise, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is ending the pre-boarding practice that required airlines to warn customers that Galaxy Note 7 devices are strictly prohibited. So, why the change of heart from the FAA given the obvious safety risks of allowing the smartphones aboard aircraft filled with hundreds of people? The FAA and Samsung cite an incredibly high return rate... Read more...
Things were looking pretty grim for Samsung when it threw in the towel and issued a global recall for its fire prone Galaxy Note 7 devices after failing to fix the problem with an initial round of replacements. Despite the setback, Samsung reported preliminary fourth-quarter operating income of 9.2 trillion won (around $7.8 billion in U.S. currency), a 50 percent jump from the same quarter a year ago and its largest profit in three years. The unlikely turn of events in Samsung's bottom line is the result of the South Korean electronics maker having a robust mobile lineup and is especially attributable... Read more...
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