Samsung went downhill with the battery issue in its Galaxy Note 7. Due to the reported incidents; the company had to halt the sale of its flagship around the world. However, a new report claims that Samsung is now gearing up to relaunch the Note7 in India on October 7. Things are about to get interesting for the Indian smartphone market, as the iPhone 7 will also go on sale on the same day.
To recap, the Galaxy Note7 was launched in India in August and was set to hit the store shelves on September 2, but sadly that became the day when Samsung issued a worldwide recall for the Note7 due to its hazardous battery. The Galaxy Note7 couldn’t go on sale in India after the launch, but now Samsung is planning to bring the newly manufactured “safe” Note7 units to India.
To recall, Samsung Galaxy Note7 came under fire (quite literally) for its faulty battery, which caused explosions while charging. Around 35 units of the Note7 were reported with the issue. As a repercussion, the company had to announce an official recall of the defective good, globally. Samsung’s SDI subsidiary manufactured the batteries for the Note7. The batteries were set on high volt intake from the charger, which was done to enhance fast charging on the device. The plan backfired when increased volt intake resulted in explosions on many units.
The new report suggests that these will be the new units – not the refurbished ones. Samsung’s plan is to conduct a “high volt” relaunch of its latest flagship. The company has plans to run promotions through various online and print media outlets. It would be kind of interesting to see how Indian buyers respond to the “high volt” relaunch of the Note7.
What’s your take on the report? Would you be interested in buying the Note7 after all the controversy that has been surrounding it for the past month? Share your thoughts through the comment section below.