At a press conference in Seoul, Samsung confirmed that the company will recall in the order of one million Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones that have been sold around the world. It is understood that 50,000 Galaxy Note7 devices were sold in Australia and Samsung is recalling all these units.
Korea’s Yonhap News, reporting from the press conference, noted that Samsung had received 35 reports of battery defects or fires at its service centres, and the company had determined that the phone’s battery cells caused the issue.
Mr Shaun Moffatt, Managing Director of Fone Fix said, “We have noticed that the latest generation of smart phones, while pushing the innovative technology envelope, have lead to us seeing a significant increase in unusual phone failures in recent months.” He went on to say, “Recent media reports of smart phones exploding and catching fire have alarmed people and its good to see Samsung taking this responsible approach to allay peoples fears.”
Details of the Galaxy Note7 phone recall will be released in coming days. Samsung will coordinate the Australian recall with the help of third-party retailers and its carrier partners who sold the phone to consumers. Carriers like Optus and Vodafone have already contacted customers to make them aware of the issue and eventual recall.
To learn more about Fone Fix, their services and the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones, visit the website here: http://www.fonefix.com.au/
About Fone Fix
Fone Fix Pty Ltd is a Sydney based Phone repairer and retailer of related accessories since 1993. They have two retail locations specialising in Smart Phone Repairs & Smart Phone Data Recovery. Typical repairs are completed in 30-60 minutes and include 6 month’s warranty on all workmanship and materials. Fone Fix are known in the industry for fast solutions for all Mobile Phone, iPhone, iPad, Samsung Mobile, Tablet or Laptop screen repair services.
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