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Note 7s back on sale on Saturday

by on29 September 2016

October 1

Samsung will put its Galaxy Note 7 back on the market next week after pulling millions off them after discovering faulty batteries were causing some to melt.

Note 7 sales were already supposed to resume in the company’s home country yesterday but were held off after a specific government’s request. Now it appears that Galaxy Note 7 sales are resuming on Saturday, 1 October.

Samsung’s representatives stated that the company felt this is the right time to recommence the sales as it expects over 80 per cent of recalled devices in the country will be returned by that date.

The firm didn’t reveal the percentage of recalled devices that are currently in its possession. On the other hand, Samsung has resumed Galaxy Note 7 TV ads in Korea after suspending them earlier this month when first reports of faulty batteries started surfacing.

The company has promised to cover half of all repair costs related to the device’s screen to all South Korean nationals who purchase Galaxy Note 7 during October.

Samsung is yet to officially confirm the most likely culprit is the battery manufactured by its subsidiary Samsung SDI. It’s still unclear how a faulty battery managed to escape scrutiny and end up in mass production before anyone took notice.

Initial estimates suggest that the South Korean tech giant will lose over a billion dollars due to the entire fiasco, not to mention the potential long-term damage its brand may have suffered.

Last modified on 29 September 2016
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