Samsung has announced a global Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall owing to battery heating and explosion fears. What seems to be a major setback for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might just turn out to be an accidental boon for Apple Inc.’s iPhone 7. With the rollout of the iPhone 7 just a few days away, this Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall will dent a huge blow to the next in line flagship devices from Samsung as well.
According to the reports, within two weeks of the first sale of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, 35 faulty phone batteries have been reported. This brought into the limelight the issue involving battery of the recently released flagship device by Samsung. Owing to the same issue, the South Korean tech giants instantly announced Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall. The makers have given their word to replace every single unit sold till date and replace the ones in stores as well.
According to a statement released by Samsung, “To date as of September 1, there have been 35 cases that have been reported globally and we are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market. Samsung is committed to producing the highest quality products and we take every incident report from our valued customers very seriously. In response to recently reported cases of the new Galaxy Note7, we conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue.”
According to the experts, this will have a very bad impact on the market share of Samsung. With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 about a month ahead of iPhone 7, the makers had picked up quite some momentum. But with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall, the momentum seems to have been lost and literally gifted to Apple Inc. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has features like iris scanner for enhanced security, dual curved screen and an upgraded S-pen. Experts also believe that in case Samsung wants to take the game back, then they might just have to come up with some seriously aggressive marketing strategies.