After some blasts of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the South Korean giant has confirmed that these blasts are caused due to some faulty batteries that are causing these devices to explode. These devices have exploded while charging and are manufactured by company’s own affiliate Samsung SDI. The batteries on the Galaxy Note 7 are destined for China are made by the different company and so are not affected by the global recall of the device.
Just to be sure that there is no affected unit in China, the tech giant has launched an online IMEI check tool that can be used by the Galaxy Note 7 users from the region China, Hong Kong and Macau to check if the handset they received is faulty or not. To check the IMEI number on the Galaxy Note 7, the user needs to dial *#06#, and IMEI number will be shown that has to be entered in the online IMEI check tool, and if the hat falls in the affected IMEI range, then Samsung HK will replace the device with new one.
Note: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be replaced only if the IMEI number falls in the affected range and valid for the customers who purchased the device between August 26th and September 1st. 2016. Moreover, this device should be purchased from authorised distributors in Hong Kong and Macau or else this replacement is not valid. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was announced in the month of August and came with a 5.7-inch screen with QHD display. There is a 12 MP camera on the rear accompanied with 5 MP sensor on the front.
It comes out of the box with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow that can be upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat. There is a fingerprint sensor which will enhance the security and will come with Samsung Pay application. There are talks that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might be banned on flights in the U.S. Although it all depends on FCC if the decision has to be made and the Airlines will have to follow them. So are you planning to but the Galaxy Note 7? If yes, what are the measure that you will be taking to be on the safer side? Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more news.