The Note 7 will lead the transition to USB-C on the high-end
A week ago, Samsung officially announced that they would be recalling the Galaxy Note 7 in the wake of a series of reports of batteries exploding. In the US, Samsung launched an exchange program in which customers could either return their handsets in exchange for a new Galaxy Note 7 that would arrive later, or for the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge if they’d prefer.
For those who are wondering about when the replacements will be coming, Samsung Australia has announced that they expect the replacement units to arrive on the 21st of September. According to the company’s notice, “Samsung Electronics Australia can confirm replacement stock of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone will be available to customers in Australia from September 21.”
However obviously this is for Samsung Australia, meaning that we’re not sure when Samsung in other countries will be getting their replacements, but we guess it is possible that we can use the 21st of September date as a rough timeline. It is possible that maybe some countries could receive their replacement units earlier, or some might even receive them later, but like we said, you could use it as a rough timeline.
We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for other Samsung announcements, but in the meantime Samsung has offered up an explanation for the defect, citing a “rare manufacturing process” with regards to the anode-to-cathode coming into contact as the reason.