Note7 will be available in Singapore on 20th august. Registration of interest starts tomorrow (3 Aug 2016)
I wish to have it soon. Thanks for the update.
1st batch sure got some probs so it's good not to be the early adopters
waiting patiently for the blue version to be launched
hopefully by then, all the probs will be solved & not forgetting, price drop also
i think u mean innovators
they are the first in line and the ones who "suay suay" get the traditionally-problematic-first-batch
there are usually the "unboxers" and reviewers
then the early adopters.... who oredi get a feel of the market and issues with the fone thru reading the innovators' feedback and make their decision
This comes following the South Korean tech giant’s announcement on Friday (2 September) that it would be halting sales of the device amid reports of exploding batteries in some units.
The company’s official statement said that a “thorough investigation” had been conducted and a “battery cell issue” had been found.
It added: “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. However, because our customers’ safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note7.”
For current owners of the device, the company has offered to replace their units with new ones over the coming weeks. “Instructions on the replacement process will be shared next week,” the statement said.
In separate notices posted on their respective Facebook pages, the three telcos said they were aware of the Samsung announcement, with Singtel and StarHub saying that they are working out the details of the exchange programme for customers.
i just saw the Note 7 ad on tv leh
Samsung announced last week that they were going to replace all Galaxy Note7s that have been sold, due to reports of batteries bursting into flames while charging. This is a recall that is estimated to cost Samsung US$1 billion.
Yesterday, Samsung Singapore announced more details on how local users can exchange their existing Note7s for a new one, starting from 16th September. In the meantime, Samsung can provide Note7 owners with a loan phone (subject to availability) from now until they get their Note7 replacements.
Galaxy Note7 owners can call 1800-SAMSUNG for further assistance, that’s 1800-7267864.
As to what caused the batteries to explode? According to Samsung, the anode-to-cathode came into contact to cause the overheating:
The anode and cathode lie on opposite ends of a lithium ion battery, with an electrolyte between them.
While Samsung’s latest explanation offers some more insight into how the Note7 devices caught fire, there are still some unanswered questions at this stage:
These are questions still up in the air for Samsung and its Note7 customers. Stay tuned as HardwareZone brings you the latest on this development.
samsung offer refunds for customers in USA/Korea and one more country..
but only offer exchange for customers in other countries...
refund is not feasible in SG bcos of the different contract prices
Ever since news appeared that Samsung’s Note7 battery could overheat and burst into flames, the number one question on owner’s minds has been whether their Note7 is safe.
Samsung now has an online IMEI checker to determine whether your Note7 is among those impacted by a faulty battery.
You can find your IMEI’s number checking the back of your Note7, or by going to Apps > Settings > About Phone or General Management > Status > IMEI information or Serial number on your device.
If it’s among the Note7s affected, the IMEI checker will also tell you. Samsung and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission have strongly recommended that affected Note7 owners should not continue using their Note7s, and it’s a recommendation we’d stand behind as reports of cars catching fire and a Note7 exploding in a man’s pants pocket have come in.
Samsung has previously said that the battery fault was due to a “sub-optimized assembly process” from a “supplier in question,” the supplier in question being Samsung SDI, which is 20 percent owned by Samsung Electronics. Samsung has since switched to using batteries from Amperex Technology Ltd., a unit of Japan’s TDK Corp., according to Bloomberg.
Even if your Note7’s battery is not found to be among those affected, should you still exchange your Note7 for a new one? We’ll reach out to Samsung Singapore for the answer, but in the meantime, we’d say there’s less harm in being safe and doing the swap.
While Samsung has been forthcoming in its reports of what went wrong with the Note7, there’s one question we think remains unanswered. You can see on the online IMEI checker that Note7 owners in the US can exchange their Note7s for a S7 or S7 edge instead of another Note7, but owners in Singapore cannot. We’ve previously reached out to Samsung to ask why, but they’ve kept silent on the matter.
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tong tong pok zhar~~~~
Note 7 becomes a protential 'boom' for now, lol
Samsung is temporarily halting production of the Galaxy Note7 http://gohwz.ws/2dQrp6y