Up to 70 Galaxy Note 7 batteries have reportedly overheated in the StatesBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 13 September 2016 | Categories: news
Things aren't going well for Samsung at the moment, particularly as far as its Galaxy Note 7 is concerned. The device's worldwide recall due to exploding batteries has raised obvious concerns from both consumers and carriers alike. Locally too, there is still some confusion, as no official word has come from Samsung Mobile South Africa on if or indeed when the phablet will arrive in the country.
Compounding matters is a new reports from Android Police, citing an estimated 70 Galaxy Note 7's that have suffered critical damage from overheating batteries in the US. The reported numbers come from Samsung and Health Canada, in order to persuade Canadian Galaxy Note 7 owners to send in their possibly faulty devices.
While the numbers are indeed estimates and cannot be confirmed, it is exactly double the globally reported cases that Samsung cited in an official statement a little over a week ago. As such, it appears that the overheating battery issue is more prevalent among Galaxy Note 7 devices than expected.
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