Chances are by now you have heard the various horror stories of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding, with the latest report suggesting that a vehicle fire on the highway could have been caused by an exploding Note 7 handset. We don’t know about you guys, but once a recall over such an incident has been started, we would be rushing to the stores as quickly as we can.
However it seems that not all Note 7 users are that worried. In fact recent data from Apteligent (via SamMobile) has suggested that pretty much none of the Note 7 owners are concerned about exploding phones. As you can see in the graph above, it shows the adoption rate of the Note 7, and following Samsung’s recall announcement, you’d think adoption would be pretty much downhill from there.
While the graph does show a dip for a brief period of time, oddly enough it has gone back up again to its previous levels, indicating that there are plenty of Note 7 owners who are still holding onto their devices and have yet to return them. We’re not sure why that is, it is possible that maybe they are holding onto their phones until replacement units are available, or maybe they just don’t think it could happen to them.
Of course Samsung can’t force customers to return their phones, but over in South Korea, the company plans on pushing out an update that will limit unreturned phones’ batteries to a maximum charge of 60%. That being said, if you do own the handset and have yet to return it, it is highly suggested that you do because why would you want to take that risk?