Samsung Is Recalling the Galaxy Note 7 Worldwide Over Battery Problem

Jethro Mullen and K.J. Kwon, reporting for CNN Money:

The massive recall of one of Samsung’s flagship devices is an embarrassing setback for the world’s biggest selling smartphone maker. The Note 7 was unveiled just a month ago, and big rival Apple is expected to show off its new smartphone next week.

Samsung said Friday it had found a problem with the battery in some of the phones and was halting sales in 10 countries, including South Korea and the U.S. It will offer customers a new product for free in the coming weeks to replace the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s that have been sold.

That’s a multi-billion dollar mistake.

Saturday, 3 September 2016