Samsung says it is suspending sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone
Buyers reported that their phones caught fire or exploded while charging
Samsung said it has confirmed 35 such cases
SEOUL,Sept 05, 2016: Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung’s mobile business said that customers who already bought Note 7s will be able to swap them for new smartphones, regardless of the purchasing date.
Samsung said it has sold more than 1 million Note 7 smartphones since the product’s launch and it is suspending sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after finding batteries of some of the gadgets exploded while they were charging.
The announcement comes just two weeks after Samsung launched its latest flagship smartphone.
Samsung is expected to launch another foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Flip on February 11 at an event in San Francisco and now a new report claim that the device will be priced between $860 and $1,295.
The pricing is significantly lower than the $1,500 price tag of the Motorola Razr that is driven by the outdated Snapdragon 710 chipset, while the Galaxy Z Flip is expected to feature the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, South Korean news portal inews24 reported recently.
Recently, the device made its way to China’s 3C certification database, revealing it is coming with a 15W charger in the box. The device from this certification bears the SM-F700 model number which matches previous certification exploits.
It may feature a 6.7-inch tall aspect ratio display that can be folded and unfolded vertically. The phone is expected to feature a dual-camera setup on the outside and a 10MP selfie camera.
The device will be able to record 8K video, and a 5G version will be released in South Korea. Ice Universe had also earlier claimed that the upcoming fold may have an “ultra-thin glass display” instead of plastic.