Samsung is gearing up for a massive global Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall following the company’s investigation into reports that the recently launched Note 7’s battery exploded while charging. The recall could be announced as early as this weekend.
On Wednesday, there were reports that Samsung is planning to delay the shipment of Galaxy Note 7 as it investigates the claims. However, the company is yet to officially confirm the reports.
According South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, a Samsung official said that less that 0.1 percent of the Galaxy Note 7 devices were defective while sold and the problem found to be with faulty batteries. However, this tiny percentage of the 7 of millions sold is of such grave risk that the company is not willing to take chances on.
The Android Police reported that since Samsung Galaxy Note 7 doesn’t come with a removable battery, and thus the company is planning to implement a total recall of all the Note 7 devices sold in home and abroad.
The company is currently in talks with the carriers, including Verizone Wireless, that have already launched the device on how the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall should be applied. The carriers in the UK has been, reportedly, ordered to halt their scheduled launch of the product.
“Results of the investigation and relevant countermeasures will be made public this weekend or early next week at the latest,” the Samsung official said.
This major recall of the well-received Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could deal a blow to the company’s image and affect the sale of the Note 7 device and its mobile business as a whole. However, the Samsung spokesperson refused to give a direct confirmation of the rumoured recall.
“We are conducting a thorough inspection. We will share the findings as soon as possible,” the Verge quoted the spokesperson as saying. “Samsung is fully committed to providing the highest quality products to our consumers.”