Not only did Samsung officially introduce its latest phablet offering, the Galaxy Note 8, the South Korean phone maker also took the opportunity to offer a generous deal for current users of the Galaxy Note 8’s predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7. The deal is of a trade in kind, wherein those willing (and qualified) to barter their existing Galaxy Note 7 unit will get up to $425 by way of a promotional deal made available on Samsung’s official website.
Some people may be thinking that Samsung would rather want to forget about its disastrous Galaxy Note 7 flagship offering. But the last few months have seen tons of rumors and reports that the world’s biggest seller of smartphone devices is looking to give its phablet another shot at a release.
As promised, Samsung has officially revealed the real causes of the overheating problems of its Galaxy Note 7 phablet. According to the South Korean phone maker, there were two separate issues directly attributable to the device’s battery, which led to the handset overheating and even catching fire.
Samsung may have been hoping that with the new year, it could be given a fresh start regarding its Galaxy Note lineup of phablets. But lest it forget, its Galaxy Note 7 troubles are not exactly over yet. And part of the blame is a certain number of mobile users who stubbornly still choose to hold on to their Galaxy Note 7 units.
According to a report published by Reuters, Samsung will be releasing the full results of its investigation into what caused its Galaxy Note 7 device to catch fire or even explode this coming January 23rd. The Reuters news report also stated that the phablet’s overheating problems are likely tied to battery issues, and not to any hardware or software aspect.
According to a report published by Reuters, Samsung is said to be involved in talks with LG in having the latter supply smartphone batteries for the former. The world’s biggest seller of smartphones clearly does not want another Galaxy Note 7disaster in its hands, and it is looking to fellow South Korean tech giant to produce batteries for its next phablet offerings.
The biggest wireless carrier in America is going to brick its Galaxy Note 7 devices after all, but only after the busy holiday season. About a week ago, Samsung had announced that it was planning to roll out a particular software update that will make all remaining units of its embattled phablet essentially unusable. The purpose of the update is clear -- to get Galaxy Note 7 owners, once and for all, to surrender their units.
The world’s biggest seller of smartphone devices is planning to roll out a new software update that should brick every Galaxy Note 7 phablet that has not yet been returned. Specifically, Samsung’s software update will prevent all remaining units out there from charging, and will also take away their ability to function as smartphones. The South Korean tech giant will be deploying the update starting this coming December 19th, with the roll out spanning over a whole month.
Instrumental may only be a manufacturing engineering firm, but it may have done something that even the biggest seller of smartphone devices in the world could not -- find the cause of the Galaxy Note 7’s failure. The company recently conducted a teardown of Samsung’s incendiary phablet, and found that the super aggressive approach to design and production process all combined to spell doom for one of the South Korean phone maker’s flagship devices.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably already know that Samsung has recalled the Galaxy Note 7 and has decided to stop selling the device for good. It has been over a month since the first few devices exploded and the South Korean company has already performed its protocol of recalling the devices and giving out replacement units. Sadly, these units also turned out to be defective, which is what led the company to announce that they would be discontinuing the Galaxy Note 7 for good.
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