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Samsung announced earlier today that it would be recalling the recently released Galaxy Note7 due to reports of exploding batteries. It was confirmed by Samsung that a small number of Note7 devices (35 at last count) had exploded when charging, and the company quickly moved to recall the phones to ensure customer safety. If you’ve got a Note7, and are wondering how to get your replacement, you’ve got a couple of options. Samsung just sent word that they’ve setup a replacement and exchange program that gives Note7 customers a couple of options. Rather than re-has the details, here is the information direct form Samsung... Samsung Establishes US Product Exchange Program for the Galaxy Note7 Exchange... Read more...
Update - 9/2 - 8:40AM EST: Samsung has issued a global recall and replacement of all current Galaxy Note7 devices and will replace all phones. You can read more about it here. We applaud Samsung for stepping up quickly and addressing the potential battery issue for early customers of the Note7. It's an excellent smartphone and this recall does not change our view of Samsung's flagship device. Once early units are purged from the marketplace, we are confident replacement units will meet customer expectations. We did not experience any anomalies with our test unit so please read on for our full review here... The Galaxy Note line of stylus-equipped Android smartphones have carved... Read more...
It appears that initial reports that began to trickle out concerning exploding batteries on Samsung’s brand new flagship Galaxy Note7 smartphone were actually a bit more widespread than initially thought. While we had heard about two reports of batteries exploding while charging, Samsung confirmed today that it has received reports of 35 devices worldwide that have been identified with the defect. As a result, the South Korean company has issued a total and global recall of the Galaxy Note7. According to Samsung, it is working with its suppliers to pinpoint the exact cause of the battery failures and has stopped all sales of the Galaxy Note7 (as we reported earlier this week) while the investigation... Read more...
It seems as though things might possibly be going from bad to worse for Samsung and its new shining star: the Galaxy Note7. We reported yesterday that two Galaxy Note7 customers have witnessed their smartphones fail in spectacular fashion, as the units actually exploded while charging. Samsung confirmed that it was investigating the matter in a statement to Reuters, writing, "Shipments of the Galaxy Note7 are being delayed due to additional tests being conducted for product quality.” Today, however, it looks as though a wide-scale recall may actual be coming for the Galaxy Note7 smartphones that have already been delivered to retailers or are already in the hands of customers. According to an... Read more...
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is the “new hotness”, so to speak, in the Android smartphone world. The Marshmallow flagship sports a 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 820 processor, futuristic retina scanner, and of course, stylus pen input. However, some users have found that the Galaxy Note 7 is a little too hot — explosively hot in fact. Reports coming out of Korea confirm that at least two Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have exploded while charging. One user reported last week that his Galaxy Note 7 caught on fire while charging. That incident was followed up this week by another user, who claims that their Galaxy Note 7 also burst into flames while its battery was being topped off. So far, the only common... Read more...
Have you had your eyes on a brand new Samsung Galaxy smartphone, but have been turned off by sticker shock? If you’re looking to buy a brand new Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge that is factory unlocked and off-contract from Samsung, it will cost you $669.99 and $769.99 respectively. And if you prefer to purchase a brand new Galaxy Note 7, the price is even more scary: $849 off-contract. For those that prefer to buy their devices unlocked and don’t want to go through installment plans via a wireless carrier, Samsung is looking to offer customers a cheaper way to purchase a Galaxy smartphone. According to Reuters, Samsung will offer factory refurbished smartphones at discounted prices direct to customers.... Read more...
At long last, the Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is here and available to order, provided you have $880 to spend on a smartphone (subsidized pricing and monthly installment plans are available too). One thing you might want to consider if picking up Samsung's latest phablet is warranty coverage, as based on the results of a recent teardown, you should probably avoid trying any DIY repairs. The nimble fingered folks at iFixIt snagged a Galaxy Note 7 and promptly gutted the device until all that remained were the individual parts, disassembled and naked for all the world to see. The process was met with several challenges along the way starting with the adhesive that holds the rear glass in place. Patience... Read more...
During the run-up to the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, there were rumors that the smartphone would ship with 6GB of RAM and perhaps a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. However, when the Galaxy Note 7 was officially introduced earlier this week, its specs more closely aligned with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, meaning a Snapdragon 820 processor and “just” 4GB of RAM. However, it appears that there was some merit to those earlier rumors — a version of the Galaxy Note 7 will arrive on the Chinese market with 6GB of RAM. And that’s not all; Samsung is also doubling maximum internal RAM capacity from 64GB to a more capacious 128GB. News of this supercharged Galaxy Note 7 comes from China’s... Read more...
Earlier this morning, Samsung held its latest Unpacked event in New York City where it unveiled the highly anticipated Galaxy Note7 smartphone. At the event, Samsung also announced U.S. availability for the Gear 360 camera (it arrives August 19th with a price tag of $349) and a revised Gear VR headset that features USB-C connectivity to support the new Galaxy Note7. You can read our coverage of the initial Galaxy Note7 announcement here. For a quick refresher, the Galaxy Note7 skips Qualcomm’s brand spankin’ new Snapdragon 821 SoC and instead uses the tried and true Snapdragon 820 with Adreno 530 graphics, though there will also be an Exynos powered version, depending on the region. The smartphone... Read more...
It’s that time of the year again; time for Samsung to release the latest in its long line of Galaxy Note smartphones. The original Galaxy Note arguably created the “phablet” class of smartphones and has always been the standard-bearer for the category. Samsung is looking to prove its dominance once again with the Galaxy Note 7 (Samsung skipped “6” to align branding with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge). Just like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge redesigns, which didn’t stray too far from their immediate predecessors aesthetically, the Galaxy Note 7 has a familiar look. If a Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S7 Edge had a baby, the Galaxy Note 7 would be the end result. If you’ve been paying attention... Read more...
Samsung is getting ready to formally introduce its next phablet device, the Galaxy Note 7, which it will unveil tomorrow at its Unpacked event in New York City, London, and Rio de Janeiro. There's been a large amount of leaks leading up the Note 7's launch so there might not be too many surprises in store. Even here in the home stretch there's been one last leak that reveals Samsung will also launch a new generation Gear VR headset alongside the Note 7. Famed and reliable tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer, more famously known to some by his Twitter handle @OnLeaks, posted several official looking press renders of the Galaxy Note 7 on his French language website NowhereElse.fr, along with a solo shot... Read more...
At this point, we’ve learned just about everything we need to know about the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung conveniently skipped the "Note 6" moniker, instead opting for Galaxy Note 7 to more closely align the smartphone with the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 Active (which has recently been making headlines of its own). Although we have already seen renders of the Galaxy Note 7 before courtesy of serial leaker Evan Blass, today sees the release of a slew of new renders, showing multiple color variations that will be available to consumers around the globe. In addition to Black Onyx and Silver Titanium that we’ve already seen, there’s also the refreshing Blue Coral and a classy gold finish... Read more...
Samsung has begun sending out invitations to members of the press for its next Unpacked event scheduled for August 2, 2016. There will be a livestream of the event beaming out from New York starting at 11:00 AM Eastern, during which time Samsung will unveil its next Galaxy device. Simultaneous launches will take place in Rio de Janeiro at 12:00 PM and in London at 4:00 PM. The South Korean electronics maker confirmed that it's next Galaxy handset will be the Galaxy 7 Note. Wondering what happened to the Galaxy 6 Note? Samsung decided to skip a number for the first time since it started releasing Galaxy smartphones so that its Note phablet series would align with its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge... Read more...
All eyes are on Samsung as it gets ready to release its next phablet device, the Galaxy Note 7, which is likely to be announced in about a month (based on past Galaxy Note unveils). Until then, you can expect the speculation and rumors to continue, along with the inevitable leaks such as the first official looking press renders. The latter comes courteous of Evan Blass, otherwise known as @evleaks on Twitter, who seems to always be three steps ahead of everyone else when it comes to these things. He tweeted out a picture showing half a dozen shots of the Galaxy Note 7, including three front pictures and three backside renders, in three different color options. Assuming those are the colors Samsung... Read more...
Rumor has it that Samsung plans on naming its Galaxy Note device the Galaxy Note 7 instead of the Galaxy Note 6 to avoid confusion with its Galaxy Edge handset, which is a numerical release ahead of the phablet. Whether that turns out to be true or not remains to be seen, but one thing we can say with confidence is that another Galaxy Note device is nearing release.Samsung made that much clear when it setup a new User Agent (AA) Profile page on its website for the not-yet-released SM-N930F. If past history is any indication, that couldn't be anything other than the next Galaxy Note device—the Galaxy Note 5 is the SM-N920 and the Galaxy Note 4 is the SM-910. It doesn't take a giant leap of faith... Read more...
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