With Samsung claiming that 50% of the Note 7 handsets in the US have since been exchanged, it sounds like Samsung is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and that they can finally put this matter to rest. Unfortunately their woes are not quite over because it would seem that the replacement units are exhibiting problems of their own.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, some users in South Korea are complaining about the replacement handsets. These problems include overheating and also how the phones are losing battery power despite the fact that they are being charged. We suppose thankfully there are no reports of explosions, but still, it sounds like a new can of worms is being opened.
It is unclear how widespread the latest problems are and if it is affecting units outside of South Korea where the original reports had come from. A Samsung spokesman has since stated that the problems are completely unrelated to the replacement batteries in the phones, and that they are considered to be isolated cases.
Hopefully this is true because we’re pretty sure that at this point, Samsung simply cannot afford (at least as far as their reputation is concerned) a second round of recalls. Like we said, there are no reports outside of South Korea yet, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled and hopefully these are truly isolated cases as Samsung is claiming.