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A large batch of safe Galaxy Note 7 units hits the US

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android phablet with safe batteries now available in the US
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Samsung announced that over 500,000 safe units arrived in the US, have been shipped to carrier and retail stores, and should be available for exchange starting today.
Codrut Nistor,

Out of the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 units targeted by what appears to be the most notorious recall for the smartphone industry so far, almost half were sold in the US. Fortunately, the first batch of replacements is already in the country, ready to get back to the affected customers.

According to Samsung, "over 500,000 new Galaxy Note7 replacement devices have arrived in the U.S. and have been shipped to carrier and retail stores. New Galaxy Note7 devices will be available for exchange at retail locations nationwide tomorrow." Even more, Samsung Electronics America's president Tim Baxter revealed that the company continues "to take the necessary actions to ensure users are powering down and immediately exchanging recalled devices."

Yesterday, Samsung also released the firmware update for both the new and recalled Note 7 phablets. In addition to limiting charges to 60 percent for devices with batteries prone to overheating and exploding, this update displays a green battery icon on the status bar on all Galaxy Note 7 phablets with safe batteries.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-09-21 (Update: 2016-09-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.