Samsung is no stranger when it comes to controversy and "exploding" phones. And while the convergence of mobile devices has been a great thing for consumers, no one wants the device they carry in their pocket to converge with a barbecue. A report coming via Reddit claims a Galaxy S7 Edge froze and then "exploded", adding further heat to an already charged safety record.
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Samsung has released a software update for the volatile Galaxy Note7 smartphone that caps the maximum charge level to 60 per cent. This does not mean your Galaxy Note7 is now safe to use -- Samsung is still imploring users to return the device for a replacement or refund. But in the meantime, the chances of your Note7 bursting into flames should be a bit lower.
Samsung has temporarily suspended production of Galaxy Note 7 in response to continued smartphone explosions. It appears that at least some replacement units are suffering from the same fault that can cause the phone to burst into flames, prompting a second safety recall. Here's what you need to know.
At least three replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7s have reportedly caught fire since Samsung issued a worldwide recall of the faulty product. The most recent incident occurred in Kentucky in the US and the details are pretty alarming. Not only did the device send the device's owner to the hospital due to smoke inhalation, but someone at Samsung sent him a text that was apparently meant for a colleague: "I can try and slow him down if we think it will matter."
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Samsung has confirmed that Galaxy Note 7 replacement stock is available for Australian customers from today. Earlier this month, the handset was recalled due to a battery fault that could potentially cause fires. The vendor has released a software update that will cap the maximum charge of batteries on recalled Note 7 handsets to 60%. Here's what you need to know.
In case you've somehow missed the news, Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is being recalled due to a nasty case of occasionally exploding battery. If you're buying a used one, however, you can find out if its safe by looking for the green battery indicator.
Every dog has his day -- even the clumsy ones. Samsung is currently replacing and refunding all Galaxy Note7 smartphones in Australia due to a dangerous battery fault. Now this is the bit that concerns the aforementioned clumsy types -- you are entitled to a remedy from Samsung even if you broke your phone in some other way. Smashed display? No problem. Busted USB port? S'all good. In short, you can score a replacement or refund regardless of the state your phone is in. Hurrah!
Samsung Australia has finally revealed details about its Galaxy Note7 safety recall. As previously reported, all customers are entitled to a replacement, repair or refund. Yes, this includes eBay purchases, postpaid mobile plans and grey market imports. Here's everything you need to know to get your Note7 replaced or refunded in Australia.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 officially launched in Australia today. As befits a new flagship smartphone, all major telcos have released a range of plans for the device. If you’re contemplating a new mobile phone contract and have your heart set on the Galaxy Note 7, this comprehensive plan breakdown will help you make the right decision.
Samsung is using the Galaxy Note 7 to talk up the fact that it (along with many other recent phones) supports the next-generation Vulkan API, which will be supported by the next iteration of Android. As a result, it's giving away $US400 of Android games on the Google Play Store, unfortunately only when you buy the $1300-plus smartphone.
The new Galaxy Note 7 defies your expectations. What started years ago as a generation of large, chunky phones, is now almost unrecognisable to any fan of Samsung’s Note series. It has a bigger screen than the iPhone 6s Plus, yet it’s more svelte and pocketable. And it features that gorgeous curved screen Samsung pioneered a little over a year ago. It’s a feat that would have seemed impossible just two years ago, when Samsung was in a slump and still known for pumping out high-end phones made out of flimsy plastic.