Samsung To Issue A Global Galaxy S7 Recall

 

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Samsung To Issue A Global Galaxy S7 Recall

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Jeffrey, Today at 3:51 AM.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung will issue a global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone as soon as this weekend. Investigation on explosion claims found batteries were at fault, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News.

Samsung Electronics declined to comment on the report on Friday, but said it was conducting an inspection with suppliers.

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NPR

I was listening to NPR this morning and heard what I think was a tongue-in-cheek statement something like "Samsung has decided to recall the devices rather than let more of them explode or catch fire."

Ahh yes ...

brings back memories of the recall a few years ago of the Garmin nuvi 7xx and 7x5 devices for the same reason. Now if manufactuers would use user replaceable batteries instead of their sealed case design, they could replace batteries without a recall.

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Can't

Can't the battery in the Note 7 be easily replaced? My last Samsung phone was a Galaxy S4 and the battery popped in and out of it very easily.

The same with my current LG-G5 which has the weird "module" design where the bottom comes out of the phone for battery replacement and/or accessory add-ons.

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Hmmm....

Guess I don't know about battery replacement in the Galaxy S7. I have a Galaxy Note 8.0 (tablet) and it does not have an accessible battery.

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I don't believe that Samsung

I don't believe that Samsung let a high profile product out without adequate battery testing. This is what happens when project timelines are rushed.

No non-replaceable batteries for me!

t923347 wrote:

Can't the battery in the Note 7 be easily replaced? My last Samsung phone was a Galaxy S4 and the battery popped in and out of it very easily.

The same with my current LG-G5 which has the weird "module" design where the bottom comes out of the phone for battery replacement and/or accessory add-ons.

I cannot say for sure about the Note 7, but when I was thinking about replacing my Galaxy SIII early this year, I discovered to my dismay that the "replacement" model had a permanently installed battery.

The SIII will be my phone until it suffers a permanent demise. If it had a sealed battery installation, the SII would have gone into the trash years ago.

- Tom

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2 things...

ceevee wrote:

I don't believe that Samsung let a high profile product out without adequate battery testing. This is what happens when project timelines are rushed.

I understand the batteries came from multiple vendors.

And Barney, the Note 7 is not the same as an S7. Totally different devices.

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Thanks

Juggernaut wrote:

I understand the batteries came from multiple vendors.

And Barney, the Note 7 is not the same as an S7. Totally different devices.

Yes, I'm aware of the difference between the Note 7 & S7.

I just took a small "snippit" of the story and put it in here... perhaps I should have put a quote tag around it... Perhaps that would signify the section isn't my writing..

But thanks..

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Nope

t923347 wrote:

Can't the battery in the Note 7 be easily replaced? My last Samsung phone was a Galaxy S4 and the battery popped in and out of it very easily.

The same with my current LG-G5 which has the weird "module" design where the bottom comes out of the phone for battery replacement and/or accessory add-ons.

With the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and Note 5, Samsung went the non-user replaceable route while not including a microSD slot. With the S7, S7 Edge and Note 7, the microSD slot returned.

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Glad I kept my S5...

...and still love it !

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Glad I kept my Note 4

Note 4 Removable battery (replace a couple of months ago).
SD card (64GB in it now)
I love having a replaceable battery. I keep my phone and tablet awhile and seem to need to replace batteries at least once.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 does not have a replaceable battery. All the nice tablets have non replaceable batteries. Guess I need to look further.

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Replaceable Battery

I also refuse to upgrade because the new models don't have replaceable batteries.

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what i've learned about batteries

mgarledge wrote:

I love having a replaceable battery.

with these rechargeable batteries for the cell phones, as soon as your battery is charged, take it off the charger then run it down until it's about 20%

Then charge it up again, and start over.

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For Nicads

BarneyBadass wrote:
mgarledge wrote:

I love having a replaceable battery.

with these rechargeable batteries for the cell phones, as soon as your battery is charged, take it off the charger then run it down until it's about 20%

Then charge it up again, and start over.

That only works for nicads. Lithium requires a different charging scheme. https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=chargin...

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thanks

phranc wrote:
BarneyBadass wrote:
mgarledge wrote:

I love having a replaceable battery.

with these rechargeable batteries for the cell phones, as soon as your battery is charged, take it off the charger then run it down until it's about 20%

Then charge it up again, and start over.

That only works for nicads. Lithium requires a different charging scheme. https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=charging+lithium+batteries&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

your correct.. I wasn't thinking it all the way through..

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Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info

swappable batteries and SD expansion slots

Are requirements for my cell phones. The swappable batteries are especially important to me since it allows me to use my phone all day without a charge bank attached (just pop in a fresh battery when the old one is drained). Interestingly some of the low end Samsungs have them while the more expensive ones don't.