Customers can either exchange current Galaxy Note 7 device with a new Galaxy Note 7 as early as next week or they can exchange current Galaxy Note 7 for a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge and replacement of any Note 7 specific accessories with a refund of the price difference between devices.
It will do so as soon as this weekend after its investigation on explosion claims found batteries were at fault. Samsung was conducting the inspection with its partners. Shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone were delayed in South Korea this week for extra quality control testing. The move came after reports that batteries in some of the jumbo smartphones exploded while they were being charged.
The device is powered by Exynos 7870, an octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz as reported by Android Headlines. The device will sport a 5.5-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 4, running on 3GB RAM. On the storage front, the device will come with a 32GB internal storage with an option to expand the storage.
Designed to work with the Galaxy Note 7, this new Gear VR has USB Type C support. The Gear VR headset launched last year was only compatible with select Samsung smartphones. However, to make the new Gear VR backward compatible, a microUSB connector is also available. The new Gear VR has been enhanced and offers a wider field of view of 101 degrees. The new Gear VR is priced at Rs 7,290.
By skipping the Note 6, Samsung’s Note 7 will complement the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and will unify the product portfolio. Adorning a 5.7inch QHD AMOLED display, the Note 7 will be available in two variants – one powered by Snapdragon 820 and the other running on Exynos 8890 chipset – with 4GB of RAM. The device will have 64GB of internal storage with support for expandable memory of up to 256GB.
The successor to the Galaxy Note 5 is referred as the Note 7 and will be launched on August 2. The Galaxy Note Unpacked 2016 event will be held in New York at 8:30 PM IST and there will be simultaneous events in Rio de Janeiro and London. Samsung has also mentioned the reason behind the naming of the next Note flagship as the company is skipping Note 6.
This is to extend its preview offer of 3 months of unlimited data and 4,500 minutes of voice calls, unlimited video calls and SMS, and preview access to Jio apps. Reliance Jio’s LYF smartphones are slowly acquiring market share in terms of shipments, and the company has been indirectly using this reach by bundling data and voice offers with its yet-to-be launched telecom services.
The line-up comprises the SUHD TV range in the premium segment, Smart TV range in the mid segment and Joy Beat range in the affordable segment with the starting price of Rs 28,000 and going up to Rs 24 lakh. THE SUHD TV range comprise of new technologies such as Quantum Dot colour and HDR 1000 to offer better colour and brightness.
Of these, 97.9% were smartphones followed by internet data cards at 1.5% and the remaining 0.6% were tablet PCs. This amounts to 63% of the cellular devices shipped through the quarter. In the mobile phones segment, Samsung, Lenovo and Reliance Industries’ LYF are the three leaders with 32%, 14% and 13% market shares, respectively.
As per a report, it is expected to sell 320 Mn smartphones by the end of the year. Samsung sold 81.5 Mn smartphones, followed by Apple with 51.6 Mn in the first quarter. Indian smartphone supplier Micromax breakes into the list for the first time.