Samsung delays Galaxy note 7 in India after battery explosions

Samsung has officially announced that it is delaying the sales of Galaxy Note 7 in India as it is inquiring the battery issue that has surfaced recently. Just last month Samsung unveiled the Note 7 and it was to go on sale in India for Rs 59,900.

Samsung clarified that till September 1 there have been only “35 cases that have been reported globally”. “We are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market. However, because our customers’ safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have delayed sales of the Galaxy Note7 in India,”

The company said it acknowledges the inconvenience this could cause in the market, but said the move is aimed at ensuring that “Samsung continues to deliver the highest quality products to our customers”. The company has earlier said it would prepare replacement devices for sold phones, but the process could take about two weeks.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD display with dual curved edges and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor in the US and Exynos 8890 chipset in other markets. It is this in the Exynos version of the phone that issues are being reported. However, the initial reviews of the phone have been positive.

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