Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners in the Philippines can now replace their potentially defective units beginning October 1, 2016! Samsung is still in hot water after nearly 100 cases of exploding Note 7 units were reported and cause massive fear among 2.5 Million owners worldwide. Many airline companies issued advisories asking their passengers not to use their Note 7 while inside the plane even if it is on airplane mode.
Samsung has quickly issued a worldwide recall program for the Note 7. The replacement program already took place in Europe, Singapore and North America. So far, according to Samsung, 90% of the Note 7 owners opted to get a new Note 7 instead of a refund.
As for our review unit which we got from Globe Telecom, the company has already picked up our unit since last week According to them, they will be delivering our new, non exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 anytime in October 2016. If you availed it via visiting the Globe store, we highly suggest that you pay a visit the Globe store where you got your unit.
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If you got your unit in a Samsung Experience store or a retailer, starting October 1, you can return your unit and get a replacement plus P1,000 gift card and a free screen protector. We also got new that Samsung Philippine will also resume sales of the Note 7 on October 1 as well.
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will have a new green battery indicator which will help you identify if it is the safe and non-exploding unit.
Here’s a quick specs refresher of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7:
- Octa Core Exynos 8893 processor
- Mali T880 MP12 graphics
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
- 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display (1440 x 2560 pixels)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back panel)
- 12 megapixel rear facing camera with PDAF, OIS, LED flash, f/1.7 aperture
- 5 megapixel front facing camera, f/1.7 aperture, auto HDR
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB Type C, Fingerprint Scanner, Iris Scanner, Heart Rate Sensor
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- 3,500 mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat
- Price: P39,990
Popular tech You Tuber Marques Brownlee has posted a video review of a non-exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and you guys need to check it out.