Before the launch of the upcoming Galaxy Note8, Samsung gave their loyal note fans a treat with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition (FE). These devices are basically refurbished (and unopened) Note7s with a new battery in it.
But did they really slap in a new battery? Well, iFixit tore their Fan Edition to pieces to find out.
Samsung has reportedly said that they plan to re-release the Galaxy Note7, the phone that hasn’t been all that nice to them. No, they’re not going to produce brand new sets. Instead, they intend to refurbish the devices that they have recalled from users.
An interesting report surfaced on Reuters which claims that Samsung will likely pin the blame for their exploding Galaxy Note7 smartphones on the battery. The thing is, this is already something the company has done in the past — hence the recall — but that didn’t turn out so well for them when the replacement units themselves started catching fire too.
Many, including Samsung themselves, have scratched their heads to try and figure out why the — frankly awesome — Galaxy Note 7 smartphone wouldn’t stop “exploding“. So far, the best we’ve got was that there was going to be a new investigation into this issue and that the results could be announced “by the end of this year“.
However, it looks like someone might have beaten the investigators to the punch as Instrumental technology reveals what could be the most reasonable explanation to the Note7’s fires.
UPDATE: Samsung Malaysia is offering full refunds for the Galaxy Note7.
Samsung has yet again stopped all sales and now exchange programs for their ill-fated Galaxy Note7 flagship. The Galaxy Note7, announced in early August had faced problems of its device catching fire due to its battery cell.
Samsung is currently halfway through with its Galaxy Note7 recall exercise by offering customers one to one exchange worldwide. As we wait for Samsung to resume sales of its latest flagship, a new incident was reported involving its brand new replacement unit.
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A few days ago, we highlighted an interesting video from YouTuber JerryRigEverything which saw the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note7 undergo various stress tests to determine its durability. It was a very painful but also pretty useful video because it showed us just how scratch-resistant the new Gorilla Glass 5 screen was.
If you want the TL;DW version, it wasn’t particularly scratch resistant. Clearly a big problem for Corning, then. Well, back then we only saw JerryRigEverything’s side of the story. Now, thanks to AndroidAuthority, we get to hear Corning’s side.
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The new Samsung Galaxy Note7 is the first smartphones in the world to sport Corning’s new standard of screen protection — Gorilla Glass 5. However, JerryRigEverything — a popular YouTuber that specialises in smartphone durability tests — discovered that this new standard of glass isn’t particularly scratch resistant.
In fact, he says that it’s just one step above plastic on the Mohs hardness scale.
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was just announced today and it continues to cement its position as the king of phablets. So what’s new with the Note7? Is it just an S7 edge with an S-Pen? How does the Iris Scanner work?
We managed to get a closer look at the device and we hope to answer those questions right after the break.