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Samsung's retrieved more than 96% of all Galaxy Note 7s in the wild

By Josh L
Jan 11, 2017
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2017/01/2017-01-11-image-19.jpg" /></p> <p>More than 96 percent of all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the wild have been <a href="http://news.samsung.com/us/faa-lifts-airline-notification-on-galaxy-note7/">safely returned</a> following a global recall that started in September, has revealed Samsung. It&#39;s believed that <a href="https://www.techspot.com/news/66216-samsung-galaxy-note-7-recall-could-cost-much.html">approximately 2.5 million units</a> &mdash; including unsold stock &mdash; were in circulation at the start of the debacle four months ago. Based on this figure, the firm is still unable to account for around 100,000 devices.</p> <p>However, if Samsung continues to partner with carriers to <a href="https://www.techspot.com/news/67435-verizon-wait-after-holidays-kill-note-7.html">distribute lethal updates</a> that remotely disable all variants of the handset, it shouldn&#39;t be too much longer until the remaining four percent are sent back. After all, if consumers choose to hold on to their Galaxy Note 7 as a <a href="https://www.techspot.com/news/66646-note-7-fans-refuse-send-back-handsets-samsung.html">form of memorabilia</a> (I&#39;m not entirely sure why you&#39;d want to), they&#39;ll be left with nothing but a paperweight that burnt an $850 hole in their pocket.</p> <p>The South Korean company also announced that as a result of the exceptionally high rate&nbsp;of participation in the U.S. Note 7 Refund and Exchange Program,&nbsp;the United States Department of Transportation has decided to <a href="https://www.techspot.com/news/66267-faa-strongly-advises-against-using-galaxy-note-7.html">remove the requirement</a> for airlines to make pre-boarding notifications, instructing Galaxy Note 7 owners to turn off their device immediately and speak to a member of staff at the gate.</p> <p>Unfortunately, the reason behind the Galaxy Note 7&#39;s tendency to burst into flames still remains unknown. During an event held at the <a href="https://www.techspot.com/article/1306-best-of-ces-2017/">Consumer Electronics Show</a> in Las Vegas last week, Samsung America&#39;s president and chief operating officer, Tim Baxter, said that the manufacturer will <a href="https://www.techspot.com/community/topics/samsung-will-reveal-what-caused-the-note-7-fires-later-this-month.232292/">release a report</a> detailing the reason for the handset&#39;s unfortunate demise &quot;very soon,&quot; though an exact date was not specified.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/67741-samsung-retrieved-more-than-96-all-galaxy-note.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/67741-samsung-retrieved-more-than-96-all-galaxy-note.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/67741-samsung-retrieved-more-than-96-all-galaxy-note.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,283

    Samsung already know the exact reason/s why the devices burst into flames, they're probably just busy figuring out a way to pad the explanation or shift a bit of the blame without truly exposing how they cocked up so badly.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,174   +2,611

    The remaining 4%, if strapped together, would equate to about 10,000 Mega tons, and could shutter the earth core.

    P.S. I'm not a terrorist, I'm a scientific troll.
    Josh L and p51d007 like this.

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