Samsung’s global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone over battery explosion fears will be a major setback for the South Korean giant, say experts. On the other hand, experts say that this is happy news for Apple as it prepares to launch its next generation iPhone 7. Apple s iPhone sales have not been up to the mark, and with Samsung s setback, this could shoot up iPhone sales. After just two weeks on sale and 35 faulty smartphone batteries reported so far, Samsung on Friday issued a global recall of Note 7 and promised to replace every unit already sold. According to experts, this is bad news especially at a time when Samsung had a momentum going in its favor. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days 2021 sale: Top deals on mobile phones to look atAlso Read - Top gaming smartphones in August 2021 under Rs 40,000: iQOO 7 Legend, Poco F3 GT and more
“Market sentiments are not with Apple at the moment and Samsung had to have a good run in months to come, buoyed by its super-successful S7 and S7 Edge devices and now Note 7. The global recall news is a godsend for Apple which is prepared to unveil another flagship device iPhone 7 on September 7,” Tarun Pathak, Senior Analyst, Mobile Devices and Ecosystems, Counterpoint Research in New Delhi, said. Samsung comments on the Note 7 global recall by saying, To date (as of September 1) there have been 35 cases that have been reported globally and we are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market.
Samsung is committed to producing the highest quality products and we take every incident report from our valued customers very seriously. In response to recently reported cases of the new Galaxy Note7, we conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue, it adds. Giving a refreshing look to its Note series, South Korean giant Samsung last month launched its Galaxy Note 7 in India for Rs 59,900 with iris biometric scanner for enhanced security, upgraded S Pen and a dual-curved screen.