Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with a new battery, any takers?

One would think that the Galaxy Note 7 rests in the past and Samsung’s future is with the Galaxy S8, and then eventually, the Note 8. But it seems Note 7 isn’t quite ready to stop making headlines just yet. If you remember, back in November (I’m a poet) there were similar reports, and I had quite a lot to say, about how that shouldn’t be true including this:

So refurbished Note 7? Unlikely. But I could still be just totally wrong. Unlikely but possible. Sometimes logic can kick you in .. wrong places.

Turns out, it really can. A new report in the South Korean media claims that refurbished Galaxy Note 7 could actually go on sale in a few months. Continue reading “Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with a new battery, any takers?”

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Samsung finally confirms two different flaws with the Galaxy Note 7 battery

While it has previously been speculated way before, we now have an official confirmation from Samsung that it was indeed the battery that caused the infamous Galaxy Note 7 to become the butt of jokes online. Dong-jin Koh, Samsung’s mobile business chief, blames two different instances of bad battery design and a rush to release an updated version of the Galaxy Note 7. He also used the Monday press conference in Seoul, South Korea to apologize to customers and suppliers. Continue reading “Samsung finally confirms two different flaws with the Galaxy Note 7 battery”

Samsung will reveal the reason for the Galaxy Note 7 disaster this month

Ever since Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 units started smoking and blowing up, there have been several theories put forward to explain the whole scenario and Samsung was investigating the issue as well. Many earlier explanations put the blame on the battery, and Samsung issued a recall, but when the devices with “safe” and replaced batteries started exploding as well, the Korean smartphone maker had to pull the device off the market entirely.

According to South Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo,  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has concluded its investigation, and will reveal the results of the probe by mid-January. Continue reading “Samsung will reveal the reason for the Galaxy Note 7 disaster this month”

Would you buy a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung?

Did you think the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was dead? Well, can’t blame you so did I and just about everyone else. But for better or worse, all of us could be wrong. Samsung may have officially discontinued the exploding Galaxy Note 7, but if it ain’t broke … resell it? That appears to be the modus operandi Samsung plans to adopt with its ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 devices.

According to SamMobile, an anonymous industry source told The Investor, that Samsung was undecided on the matter. Continue reading “Would you buy a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung?”

Report : Samsung Galaxy S8 display might even be larger than the Note 7

Samsung is plotting new ways of wooing disheartened Note 7 customers with next year’s flagship, apparently. Up until now, rumors have suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will sport a 5.1-inch display. A larger model with 5.5-inch display was also an educated guess as it was the case with the previous generation.

The upcoming flagship, expected to launch at MWC 2017 in February (or at a separate event in April),  is said to come in two variants: one with a 5.7-inch display and one with a 6.2-inch display. Continue reading “Report : Samsung Galaxy S8 display might even be larger than the Note 7”

Samsung announces Galaxy S8 upgrade program for Galaxy Note 7 owners in South Korea

I’ve been traveling for the past 6 days and I wasn’t always connected. So I was worried I’d miss a lot of things happening in our little tech bubble of a world. Turns out, not so much has changed. Google is still struggling with the Pixel stock now and Samsung is still trying to keep customers with it.

The Galaxy Note 7 has brought a lot of headache to customers and it has potentially tarnished Samsung’s reputation as well. Now, Samsung is said to be preparing a new compensation program for Note 7 owners, so they will be able to get the Galaxy S8 for free or for a discounted price.  Continue reading “Samsung announces Galaxy S8 upgrade program for Galaxy Note 7 owners in South Korea”

Samsung went against industry standard and Self-tested the Galaxy Note 7 battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might be dead but its battery crisis will live as a bad memory for years to come. Just one component, that forced Samsung to ditch an entire flagship production and sales. A component that used to be removable by the way. The company is still trying to find out the cause of its $5.3 billion misery.  Usually, even companies like Apple, and everyone else, use third-party labs certified by U.S. wireless industry’s trade group. But according to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung self-tested the batteries in the Galaxy Note 7. Continue reading “Samsung went against industry standard and Self-tested the Galaxy Note 7 battery”

More than 1 million Galaxy Note 7 devices still in use after recall

Okay, so the Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled twice, this time for good. Samsung has stopped production and is ready to bear over 3 billion in losses and it is doing all it can to control the brand damage. Despite this, there are some die-hard Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners who are refusing to give up the device. New data from Apteligent shows many people would rather risk literally burning a hole in their pocket than power down their shiny new phone. In fact, there are more Galaxy Note 7 devices in use now than when initial reports of device malfunctions first started at the beginning of September.Samsung-Galaxy-Note-7-Usage-Rate-Replacements.png Continue reading “More than 1 million Galaxy Note 7 devices still in use after recall”

Samsung is pulling out all stops to make sure customers stick with the brand but will that be enough?

In view of the recent, or should I say, ongoing Galaxy Note 7 catastrophe, the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer is worried, of course as rivals look for ways to poach Galaxy Note 7 buyers when they return their expensive gadget and do not get replacements this time. They’ll be on the look out for something equally powerful, and stylish. Apple has the best iPhone it has ever made, like evey year, and with a dual camera, and the most powerful smartphone processor onboard, it also is water and dust resistant, a first for an iPhone.

Without a doubt, Apple’s iPhone 7 is the biggest rival for Samsung. On the Android side  LG has its greatest offering, the LG V20, which boasts of a super awesome camera and unmatched audio capabilities. And then, there’s the new kid on the block, from the Big G itself, the Google Pixel. Google is leaving no stone unturned in marketing the “made by google” smartphones either. Continue reading “Samsung is pulling out all stops to make sure customers stick with the brand but will that be enough?”

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