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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sales to resume later this month

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android phablet sales to resume at the end of the month
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
As the first replacement units for the recalled phablets begin to arrive, Samsung has already scheduled the comeback of the Galaxy Note 7. According to a spokesperson for the company, sales will resume on September 28 in South Korea and other markets, as long as conditions allow.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now facing a tough challenge, as more than 2 million units should be replaced as soon as possible. Until the process is over, using a Galaxy Note 7 affected by the battery problem is forbidden in planes, trains, and buses, so it looks like nobody is safe until they all get replaced. However, the new phablets with safe batteries appear to be ready to hit the market, as revealed by Samsung. 

CNNMoney mentioned that a spokeswoman for the South Korean company has confirmed that Galaxy Note 7 sales are expected to resume in South Korea on September 28. Other markets are expected to get the safe units available at the same time, at least "when conditions allow," revealed the same source.

Although it looks like the battery problem only affected 0.1 percent of the Note 7 phablets sold since August, the recall turned into a heavy blow for Samsung, wiping billion of dollars off its market value. Until all the units targeted by the recall get replaced, a software fix will keep the troubled devices safe, but for the price of battery life - this update will only allow a 60 percent battery charge.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-09-19 (Update: 2016-09-19)
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.