Samsung’s recent debacle with the Galaxy Note 7 has seriously tarnished the name of the device and potentially the reputation of Samsung entirely. The massive recall has been a financial catastrophe for the Korean tech titan, and the halt on sales has certainly put a dent in the company’s anticipated revenue.
After issuing numerous apologies, Samsung now assures us that the exploding battery issue is completely fixed. New devices will begin going on sale in Korea next week on September 28, but US Note 7 fans will have to wait nearly until the end of next month before they can pick up a safe version of the flagship phablet.
The Note 7 will resume sales in the US on October 21.
This information comes to us via VentureBeat, who obtained a planning document from Samsung. It’s possible that this date has been selected because it’s the very same day the LG V20 will be released, so a relaunch could have the Note 7 going toe to toe with the LG V20.
Hopefully Samsung will have all their ducks in a row this time. Many have speculated that the reason the Note 7 had such an egregious defect is because the company rushed it to the market to be released before the iPhone 7.
Hopefully Samsung will have all their ducks in a row this time.
Although it’s not expressly stated in the document obtained by VentureBeat, it’s believed that those who are returning their devices through the recall program will receive their new, safer devices before the October 21 date. The document is a calendar of new hardware sales, which is independent from recall shippings. Samsung has previously stated that replacement devices will arrive in the US as early as September 21.
What are your thoughts regarding the recall at large and Samsung’s supposed attempt to relaunch the Note 7 on a delayed timetable to compete with the V20? Sound off your opinions in the comments below!