Samsung Is Going to Refund or Replace a Total of 8 Million Galaxy Note 7 Units in the US
Galaxy Note 7 is susceptible to catching fire due to a volatile battery and Samsung has been forced to recall approximately 1 million units that were sold in the United States. However, turns out that the total tally has spiked up to 8 million units.
Samsung Received 92 Reports of Battery Overheating in the United States Regarding its Galaxy Note 7
Through cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a total of 8 million Galaxy Note 7 units are either going to be refunded or replaced, which is definitely a costly setback for Samsung, even more so with Apple selling its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in overdrive mode. Keep in mind that the United States is the largest smartphone market in terms of revenue generated, and this coupled with several other markets has caused Samsung to lose a total of $26 billion in market value.
On Thursday, Samsung stated that new Note 7 replacement devices will be available at most retail locations in the United States no later than September 21. Earlier this month, the tech giant also said it would recall all Note 7 smartphones equipped with batteries it found to be fire-prone and halted their sales in 10 markets, especially when the company had made so much effort in raking in the revenue through its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge phones. Samsung has also started to lay emphasis on its mid-rangers, equipping them with impressive hardware ranging from Super AMOLED displays and powerful SoCs.
The TouchWiz UI has also significantly improved and if Samsung is able to focus a little more on quality control, the tech giant will be able to bounce back. Unfortunately, Galaxy Note 7 is not going to be reviving force of the company’s smartphone market share, which is why all faith must be placed on the Galaxy S8, which is said to announce earlier in order to compensate for the losses.
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