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Samsung Expected to Announce Recall of New Galaxy Note 7 Due to Exploding Batteries

Yonhap News Agency, South Korea:

Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to announce an unprecedented recall of all of its newest Galaxy Note 7 phablets sold at home and abroad in less than a week, a company official said Thursday, after reports that a few of the devices exploded while being charged.

The Samsung official told Yonhap News Agency that the cause of the reported explosions has been traced to the battery of the new phablet.

Yikes.

Industry watchers say Samsung will be able to take the likely recall as an opportunity to upgrade its credibility, as long as it takes prompt and convincing measures.

I would love to see the names of the “industry watchers” who think this fiasco will “upgrade Samsung’s credibility”.

Thursday, 1 September 2016