Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A kill switch to remotely deactivate Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung could adopt a new strategy to avoid battery explosions of the new Galaxy Note 7. This should be the so called "kill switch", a feature that allows a remotely deactivation of the devices, thus forcing users to get their units replaced. 

Another solution could be a software update which is able to limit the battery charging to only 60%... And in the meantime a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in New York, burning a six-year-old boy watching some video on the device.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Unreturned Galaxy Note 7 will be remotely deactivated

A user on Reddit website who goes by LimboJr claims to have received information from a Samsung representative about the plan of a remotely deactivation of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 units.  All affected smartphones will be remotely deactivated by Samsung after September 30th and this should effectively force customers to get their units replaced.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

How do I replace my Samsung Galaxy Note 7 : Here the Exchange Program

How do I replace my Samsung Galaxy Note 7?
Here is the Note 7 Exchange Program directly from Samsung website

Any US customers who have Galaxy Note 7 devices will be able to return their devices to Samsung, which will in collaboration with its partners and operators, voluntarily replace their current device with a new one.

Here the details for US customers:

In response to our recent announcement regarding battery cell issues with the Galaxy Note7, we are advising that you power down your Note7 and exchange it now, as part of our U.S. Product Exchange Program for all Galaxy Note7 owners. We strongly advise all customers to use this exchange program because your safety is our top priority. Additional sales and shipments of the affected devices have been stopped, but if you already have a Galaxy Note7, we strongly advise that you replace it.

Through the U.S. Note7 Exchange Program, you can:
  1. Exchange your current Galaxy Note7 device with a new Galaxy Note7 (pending CPSC approval). Select carrier and retail outlets will provide customers, who prefer a replacement Note7, an exchange for a Samsung J Series or equivalent device to use until CPSC-approved Note7s are available.
  2. Exchange your current Galaxy Note7 for a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge and replacement of any Note7 specific accessories with a refund of the price difference between devices.
We know this exchange is an inconvenience, so you will also receive a $25 gift card, in-store credit or bill credit from select carrier retail outlets when participating in the U.S. Note7 Exchange Program.

Galaxy Note7 owners should contact or visit the retail outlet where they purchased their device. If you bought your Note7 from, you should contact us at 1-800-SAMSUNG and we can help you. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG.

More information about the programme can be found online at Samsung website

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Consumer Product Safety Commission: Do not use your Galaxy Note 7

"Do not use your Galaxy Note 7. Turn it off and not charge the battery." This was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the American independent agency responsible for the promotion of safety of consumer products. The warning came yesterday after a trading session in which the title of Samsung Electronics burned over ten billion dollars in market capitalization, after a statement released the previous night by the American aviation.

"In light of recent events and concerns", the Federal Aviation Administration has advised passengers not to turn on or charge the smartphone and also not to put it in the luggage. Similar indications have been proposed by the European Aviation Safety Agency and by the Japanese Agency.

The South Korean company, Samsung, has confirmed it is working with the CPSC on a lure potential and confirmed the details of the program launched last week, in practice, those who bought a Galaxy Note 7 can return it in exchange for another device with safe batteries. Samsung says it has "identified the defective stocks and have blocked the sales and deliveries of those products."

The CPSC said to "cooperate" with Samsung to formally announce a recall as soon as possible. Last week the group announced a global voluntary recall. Then the company had said that since the launch of the mobile phone on August 19 it had delivered 2.5 million pieces.

How to identify a safe Galaxy Note 7 ? Here the solution

Whereas the first Galaxy Note 7 had a problem that can cause the battery explosion, a doubt may arise in the future buyers : how to be completely sure that your model is not one of those potentially unsafe and dangerous (especially in the case of a used smartphone) ? How to identify a safe Galaxy Note 7 ?

Based on what the Australian division of the company recently reported ( we think this is valid everywhere) , the boxes of the safe Galaxy Note 7 will have a special sticker: a circular blue-on-white "S" sticker on the box, and a small black square on the sticker with the phone's unique IMEI number, as shown below .

To be really sure of the quality of the model in your possession, you can verify the IMEI on a special website, which should be launched on September 13th 2016, and should precisely indicate whether the Galaxy Note 7 in question is potentially dangerous or not.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Galaxy Note 7: specs and design


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is an Android smartphone with advanced features that make it an excellent choice for any type of use. It has a large 5.7 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels, among the highest in performance. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 presents other interesting features: the 4G LTE module that allows an excellent data transfer and and internet browsing, passing through Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS; a 12 megapixel camera; ultra modern design; a thickness of 7.9mm which makes this Samsung Galaxy Note 7 even more spectacular.

Here we report other specifications: