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This crazy new feature might be coming to the Galaxy Note 8

Galaxy Note 8 Features
There’s really one thing Samsung has to improve by this time next year to make the Galaxy Note 8 an exciting device: the battery. Making one that doesn't explode is a good first step. But Samsung will bring other new features to its next-gen phablet, and a redesigned S Pen stylus with a crazy new feature might be one of them.

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Chris Smith

September 28th

Mobile

Galaxy Note 7 explosions in China send customers running to the iPhone 7

Galaxy Note 7 Explosions iPhone
China is the one major market that was not affected by the massive Galaxy Note 7 recall. Samsung said the phones in the region are safe because they contain batteries made by a local supplier, not Samsung SDI. The Samsung subsidiary made the exploding batteries that equipped Galaxy Note 7 units sold outside of China, which is why Galaxy Note 7 sales were not interrupted in the country. But recent Galaxy Note 7 explosions in China may end up hurting Samsung anyway.

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Chris Smith

September 28th

Mobile

Hundreds of thousands of potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7s are still out there

Galaxy Note 7 Exploding
Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 was the most impressive smartphone the world had ever seen when it was first released over the summer. The phone featured a sleek design, a stunning display and more power than we had ever seen before in an Android smartphone. When we reviewed the Galaxy Note 7 back in mid-August, we called it the best phablet the world had ever seen, hands down, iPhones included. Then, phones began to explode. BGR was among the first to cover news that a Note 7 handset had combusted while a user was charging the phone, and at the time, some people dismissed the incident as a fluke. When reports of similar explosions began popping up, however, Samsung had no choice but to issue a global recall. Now, in an update, Samsung has reported that the recall is progressing but there are still hundreds of thousands of potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7 handsets in the hands of users.

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Zach Epstein

September 27th

Mobile

Galaxy S7 edge explodes in the Philippines

Galaxy S7 Edge Explosion
The Galaxy Note 7 is the only Samsung phone that experienced widespread battery issues that lead to explosions and fires. Samsung had to recall the handset and offer replacements and refunds to affected buyers. Samsung fixed the problem, and successfully replaced hundreds of thousands of units around the world. However, Samsung has to clean up its image as well, and that’s a tough task when other Samsung phones explode.

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Chris Smith

September 26th

Mobile

Samsung is X-raying Galaxy Note 7s to make sure they’re safe

Safe Galaxy Note 7 Battery
Samsung confirmed it has already replaced around half a million Galaxy Note 7 units in the US, but it's still only halfway there. The company is also taking additional steps to ensure the safety of its customers, including a software update that helps them identify safe batteries, and lowers the maximum charge of bad batteries. But that’s not the only thing Samsung is doing to make sure its unprecedented battery problem is fixed for good. Regulators ordered Samsung that Galaxy Note 7 replacement batteries go through x-ray testing before shipping, and that Samsung conducts additional quality testing going forward.

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Chris Smith

September 24th

Mobile

Replacement Galaxy Note 7s might be safe, but they also don’t work

Safe Galaxy Note 7 Battery Overheating Charging
They might not be exploding, at least not outside of China, but safe Galaxy Note 7 units might be turning into a new nightmare for Samsung. It appears that South Korean buyers who have already received their replacements complain about various issues with the phones, including overheating and battery problems.

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Chris Smith

September 23rd

Mobile

How Samsung will force you to exchange your exploding Galaxy Note 7

Galaxy Note 7 Recall Safe Battery Update
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall is going as planned — if you can really ever plan for such a mess. The company has brought in half a million replacement units to the US, and other markets are also receiving the safe Galaxy Note 7 versions as we speak. But Samsung won’t stop until all the damaged devices are replaced. If you’re still oblivious to the problem, Samsung won’t let you sit idly by with a fire hazard in your pocket.

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Chris Smith

September 23rd

Mobile

Samsung says half of recalled Note 7s in the US have been exchanged – mostly for new Note 7s

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 In case you were wondering when you’ll stop receiving those “please turn off your Samsung Galaxy Note 7” warnings before takeoff, well, we’re halfway there. Samsung announced today that “about half” of the affected phones — they mean to say, the exploding ones — have been exchanged. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 23rd

Gadgets

Mobile

Samsung says half of recalled Note 7s in the US have been exchanged – mostly for new Note 7s

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 In case you were wondering when you’ll stop receiving those “please turn off your Samsung Galaxy Note 7” warnings before takeoff, well, we’re halfway there. Samsung announced today that “about half” of the affected phones — they mean to say, the exploding ones — have been exchanged. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 23rd

Gadgets

Mobile

Silver lining: Not every exploding Galaxy Note 7 actually exploded

They say that all press is good press, but I'm willing to bet that Samsung would beg to differ. The whole exploding Galaxy Note 7 scandal has been nothing short of a catastrophe for the South Korean company, but there is a silver lining. An extremely thin, almost invisible silver lining, but a silver lining nonetheless: Not all of the reports of exploding phablets has turned out to be real.

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Jacob Siegal

September 22nd

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