Safe Samsung Note 7 heading to UK
If you’re eagerly awaiting a non-exploding Note 7, the UK will be getting them next month.
Samsung will finally officially sell the Galaxy Note 7 in the UK and Europe from 28 October. That’s as long as safe shipments have arrived and all replacement devices have been issued by then.
After month-long delays, the Galaxy phablet will hit the UK in around four weeks’ time.
Note 7 – Samsung’s hottest handset
The ill-fated handset was subject to a global recall at the beginning of September. It has now finally been re-approved for sale. There is the small caveat that this all depends on the “full completion of the exchange program”.
Samsung halted sales of the Galaxy Note 7 on September 2nd following an internal investigation uncovered a serious battery flaw. You may have read that this ‘flaw’ caused some users’ handsets to spontaneously combust!
What owners should do
If you own one of these devices you should have already received a notification warning you that you need to exchange your phone. Samsung has also rolled out a software update that resets the maximum battery charge of the phone to 60%, to lower the risk of overheating.
If you’ve got a Note 7, you can take it back to the retailer you purchased it from for a full exchange.
Since the replacement programme began last week, 57% of European Note 7s have been exchanged. And around 90% of customers chose another Note 7.