Samsung recalls Note 7 over battery
Samsung has recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after finding some batteries exploded or caught fire. Samsung’s Note 7s are being pulled from shelves in 10 countries, including South Korea and the United States, just two weeks after the product’s launch. Customers who already bought Note 7s will be able to swap them for new smartphones in about two weeks, said Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung’s mobile business. The recall, the first for the new smartphone though not the first for a battery, comes at a crucial moment in Samsung’s mobile business. Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone at an event next week and Samsung’s mobile division was counting on momentum from the Note 7’s strong reviews and higher-thanexpected demand.