Samsung is really looking to put what has happened in these last few months behind them. The company was looking at an August that was going to be prosperous. They were going to launch the Galaxy Note 7, the sleekest and more anticipated phablet the world had ever seen. That launch went well and the Galaxy Note 7 reviews were some of the best ever written. Then things exploded: literally.
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As you probably know, there was a defect in the battery that caused it to explode while charging, even injuring some users.
Things are settling and now the company has offered up a status update to let users know how far along they are to fixing the problem and replacing dangerous Note 7s.
In an update, Samsung said that over 1 million people around the world now have a safe Galaxy Note 7 handsets with batteries that pose no danger. That figure includes the phones that were issued as replacements and those that were initially sold in China, because they did not have the defective batteries.
“Currently, the brand new Note 7 products that have been swapped in overseas markets are using identical batteries to those that were supplied and used for the Chinese version,” Samsung told Reuters.
While over 1 million safe handsets is a big deal, that doesn't mean they are safe yet. There have been some reports that the "safe" phones aren't actually safe at all and that the batteries still overheat.
Even worse, Samsung is now facing off against reports that there are problems with their washing machines too.