Samsung Electronics might recall Galaxy Note 7 units amid rising concerns of devices catching fire
According to a report by Reuters, Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. might recall its flagship Galaxy Note 7 devices amid rising concerns about the units catching fire due to some battery malfunctioning. The report mentions a person willing to remain anonymous has said the company has not yet decided on the timeline nor on the number of phones they would recall.
On Wednesday, Samsung had announced that it had halted supply of Note 7 smartphones to top three carriers of South Korea. The company has not mentioned the cause of the battery problem that is seemingly affecting the premium phone.
It had earlier been reported by South Korea's Yonhap New Agency that Samsung has delayed launching Galaxy Note 7 in European markets like France and Britain while they have stopped shipments to USA.
Reuters reports that it has received a statement from Samsung claiming it was "conducting a thorough inspection" with its partners on what has gone wrong with Note 7 and would share the report as soon as they can.
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