As you might have heard, there have been reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding not just once, but twice. This has led to Samsung reportedly delaying shipments of the handset while they attempt to verify the product quality, and now a report from ZDNet claims that we could be looking at a recall on our hands soon.
The report cites media in South Korea as saying that come this Friday, Samsung could be announcing that they will be recalling Galaxy Note 7 units in South Korea following reports of exploding batteries. ZDNet’s source says that it is undecided as to whether all units should be recalled, or only those that have the defective parts.
If the units are recalled, Samsung will apparently just furnish them with new batteries instead of offering a complete replacement. The report goes on to add that the recall might be only limited to South Korea as over in the US, Samsung is planning on just replacing the batteries for the devices that are affected by the defect.
However according to a report from Gizmodo Australia, it won’t be limited to just South Korea as Samsung Australia might be planning a similar recall as well. When asked about it, a Samsung spokesman told ZDNet that “it was discussing the issue of Note 7 internally”. In any case we guess we’ll just have to wait and see, but if you were thinking of getting the Galaxy Note 7, maybe hold off on buying one just yet until this issue has been resolved.