South Korea’s Yonhap news agency has leaked the news that smartphone giant Samsung is planning to recall its Galaxy Note 7 globally, after news of the explosion of its batteries spread across widely. The news was the battery of a Samsung galaxy note 7 got over heated, which caused fire and explosion later on. The company is currently in talking terms with carriers like Verizon Wireless to process the recall, and has already called back its product in the South Korean market.
The report however has cited anonymous sources, but has claimed that the issue has affected only 0.1% of the total number of smartphones yet sold; and thus the recalling of the device is just to re-check the devices to prevent future hazard. The company has also issued a statement that it is conducting a thorough inspection about the matter along with its partners, adding that it will share the details with the public very soon.
“In response to questions on Galaxy Note7, we are conducting a thorough inspection with our partners,” Samsung said. “We will share the findings as soon as possible. Samsung is fully committed to providing the highest quality products to our consumers.”
A Samsung spokesperson confirmed to the wall street journal that shipping of the Galaxy Note 7 for few markets across the world have been paused. However, the specific details and date of the potential worldwide recall has not been divulged yet.
For the Indian market, the Galaxy Note 7 is still in pre order state, and customers who ordered may find delay in delivery