Samsung Says No Battery Problems Discovered in China

Samsung today announced that there have yet to be any battery problems discovered among the Galaxy Note 7’s sold in China.

Galaxy Note7The Korean firm said it has investigated after reports of two Galaxy Note 7s catching fire were posted on social media. The reports were particularly alarming for the firm which had said the phones sold in China were not affected by the battery manufacturing error that caused fires in a number of the Galaxy 7s sold in other countries.

Today’s announcement comes a little more than two weeks after Samsung halted all sales of its latest flagship device and issued a worldwide recall.

Samsung is still investigating the Galaxy Note 7’s “battery cell issue.” Anyone who has already purchased a Galaxy Note 7 phone, will be eligible for a device replacement in the coming weeks.

“We acknowledge the inconvenience this may cause in the market but this is to ensure that Samsung continues to deliver the highest quality products to our customers,” the company said in a recent statement. “We are working closely with our partners to ensure the replacement experience is as convenient and efficient as possible.”

The company has reportedly lost more than $26 billion since announcing its Galaxy Note 7 recall.

The Galaxy Note 7, which remains unavailable on Samsung’s site, came with a 5.7-inch dual-curved screen, a rounded back and the ever-handy S Pen. It ran on Android Marshallow and came loaded with sensors: Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer and heart rate.

The device had internal storage starting at 64GB and included expandable memory that could handle up to 256GB via microSD card and boasts a 5MP front camera and 12 MP rear camera that came with geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus and face/smile detection.

(Via The New York Times)

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