Sam­sung re­calls Note 7 over bat­tery

7 Days in Dubai - - BUSINESS -

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.

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