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Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition (Note 7) launches in Korea for $600

Almost a year after launching the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone… and then canceling the product after numerous reports of Note 7 smartphones catching fire, the Note 7 is back. But this time it’s called the Samsung Galaxy Note Fandom Edition, it’s had a small price cut, and it’ll be available exclusively in South Korea at […]

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Refurb Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones with smaller batteries launching in Korea soon

Samsung is getting ready to recoup some of the costs, and diminish some of the environmental damage caused by last year’s recall of millions of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. After it was determined that some phones were catching fire due to battery issues, the company recalled the phone and worked with wireless carriers to remotely […]

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Samsung considers selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

Samsung produced and shipped several million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last year… and then issued a recall for all those phones following reports of some handsets catching fire. Now the company is starting to talk about what it plans to do with all those phones. One possible option? Refurbish the phones and sell them under […]

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Samsung might sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones in some markets (hopefully without exploding batteries)

Samsung took a hit to both its reputation and its bottom line from the disastrous launch of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in 2016. After a massive recall and a large-scale investigation, Samsung is now pretty sure it knows why some phones seemed to spontaneously catch fire. The good news is that means the company […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8 likely coming in April, Galaxy Note 8 this fall

Mobile World Congress is coming up in a little over a month, and companies including Sony, LG, Nokia, and Motorola have scheduled events where they’re expected to reveal their flagship phones for 2017. One company that won’t be announcing a new flagship? Samsung. Following a press conference where the company revealed results of an investigation […]

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Samsung says battery issues caused Galaxy Note 7 fires, 96 percent of phones returned

Samsung has announced the results of its investigation into the cause of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire and, as expected, the problem has to do with two battery flaws. The company used batteries from two suppliers, and in one case the batteries were too small to safely fit all the components, which led to […]

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Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 problems tied to faulty batteries

Samsung is holding an event in Korea Monday to explain why some of the company’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones seemed to spontaneously catch fire last year. But reporters at the Wall Street Journal seem to have had an early look at the results of Samsung’s investigation, and the newspaper reports the problem basically comes down […]

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AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint to roll out that Galaxy Note 7 killing update (Update: Verizon too)

Samsung recently announced plans to issue a software update that will effectively disable Galaxy Note 7 smartphones by preventing their batteries from charging. Once the update is downloaded, the battery will run down and then it will never power up again (although you may be able to continue using the phone while it’s plugged in). […]

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Samsung will remotely disable remaining Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

If you bought a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and haven’t returned it yet… you really should. Not only is the phone prone to catching fire, subject to a massive recall, and barred from boarding airplanes with you, but soon you may not even be able to turn the thing on. The Verge reports that Samsung […]

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Gartner: Samsung smartphone sales saw “worst performance ever” following Note 7 recall

Samsung sold more smartphones in the third quarter of 2016 than any other company, according to a new report from Gartner. But that doesn’t mean it was a good quarter for Samsung: sales to consumers were down more than 14 percent from the same period in 2015. Gartner says that’s the worst year-over-year decline in Samsung’s […]

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Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 8 on the way, offers trade-ins for Koreans with recalled Note 7 phones

Samsung isn’t done with its Galaxy Note line of smartphones just yet. Some people were starting to wonder if the company might give up on its line of phones with big screens, digital pen support, and other premium features, but the company has announced that it is indeed working on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, […]

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Samsung expands Note 7 recall to include replacement units, offers up to $100 credit as incentive

Have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7? You should stop using it and return it for a refund or exchange it for another phone. Samsung has already cancelled production of the phone and advised owners to power down their phones. Now the company is working with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to expand the recall of […]