Earlier this week we reported that only 25% of the recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets in the US have been exchanged. This is a bit of a worrying figure especially when you consider how dangerous the phones are, and how damaging an explosion of its battery can be. However the good news is that the number has since doubled.
In an update by Samsung, the company has announced that half of their recalled Note 7 handsets in the US have since been exchanged for new units that have the safe batteries. “Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today that about half of all recalled Galaxy Note7 phones sold in the U.S. have been exchanged through Samsung’s voluntary recall.”
The company adds, “Additionally, 90 percent of Galaxy Note7 owners have been opting to receive the new Galaxy Note7 since the phones became widely available on Wednesday, September 21.” Samsung had previously stated that they have brought in 500,000 replacement units, so it looks like at least 250,000 of those units have since been swapped out for the faulty ones.
Samsung has yet to officially announce when they expect sales to resume in the US, but last we heard it could be the 21st of October. In the meantime several of the major carriers in the US have already started selling the handsets again.