With there being multiple reports of explosions, an official recall, and a ban from being brought onboard airplanes, you would think that existing Note 7 owners would be quick to return their devices for another handset that is “safer” and isn’t subject to quite as many restrictions as their current phone.
However that does not really appear to be the case. According to a report from Apteligent (via Phandroid), it has been revealed that more than 1 million Note 7 handsets are actually still in use. As you can see in the graph above, it shows a timeline of the phone’s existence where we can see a slight dip following the first recall.
However towards the end where the replacement handsets were found to be just as problematic, the number of Note 7 handsets in use actually went up! Now we’re not sure why this is the case. It is possible that some users are just plain stubborn and refuse to turn in their phone, believing that they’ll be fine.
Alternatively it could be that some people might not have even heard of the phone’s exploding in the first place, although that would be odd since reports of incidents are pretty much everywhere you look. We suppose it would be impossible for Samsung to recall every single handset out there, but if you are still holding onto your phone, Samsung is offering you guys up to $100 in credit to turn your phone in.