Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Recalled Due to Exploding Battery

Samsung has recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to an issue with the battery that has caused some devices to explode while charging.

According to Bloomberg News, the company is issuing the recall on the smartphones which just hit the market two weeks ago, and put sales on hold in 10 countries.explosive-start-for-samsung-galaxy-note-7-more-phones-catch-fire-while-charging-507793-4

Lee Seung Woo, an analyst at IBK Securities Co. in Seoul interviewed by the news agency, estimates that about 1 million handsets are affected by the problem, with 600,000 of those being phones sold outside of Samsung’s home base of South Korea.

Samsung has stated that as of Sept. 1, there have been 35 cases reported worldwide of the smartphone exploding when charging. The company estimates that it will take about two weeks to fix the problem and supply consumers with replacement phones.

The Galaxy Note 7 is an Android “phablet” smartphone that operates on Android 6.0 Marshmallow software and sports an iris recognition system, a large screen and a USB-C charger port.

It also comes with a hefty price tag to match the technology that it offers, and is one of the most expensive smartphones now on the market.

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