Samsung is reportedly considering a massive global recall of Galaxy Note 7. As reported, Samsung is considering this drastic step after many Note 7 users recently complained about the battery of the smartphone being exploded while charging. The Korea Herald has further reported that the recall might happen as soon as this weekend.
Samsung is thus likely to keep the shipments of Note 7 on hold. Moreover, the South Korean giant has also asked both UK and US carriers to halt the launch on the phablet. Samsung is reportedly performing some quality tests after some users posted pictures showing their exploded phones.
The Wall Street Journal claimed to have got a confirmation of the roll out from a Samsung official who though did not revealed if there would be any effect on the releases.
Results of the investigation and relevant counter measures will be made public this weekend or early next week at the latest,” the official said.
Though the latest report suggests that only 0.1 percent of the devices sold have been facing this issue, Samsung is clearly not willing to take any risks and acting immediately on the issue.
The shipments halt and delay launch in some areas would mean that Samsung will face a tough time in smartphone industry because this is the time when all the other manufacturers also reveal their flagships. With Apple gearing up to launch its new iPhone in a week or so and numerous launches at the IFA 2016, this could be a big setback for the South Korean giant.
Samsung launched the Note 7 in India last month at Rs 59,900. To check its specifications and features, click here.