UPDATE: Samsung has issued an official statement in response to today's news: "In response to questions on Galaxy Note7, we are conducting a thorough inspection. We will share the findings as soon as possible. Samsung is fully committed to providing the highest quality products to our consumers"
Following reports of some Galaxy Note 7 batteries exploding while charging and Samsung delaying shipments of its new phone for additional quality testing, Samsung may soon issue a recall for its latest flagship.
A new report claims that Samsung will announce a recall of the Galaxy Note 7 “in less than a week.” That’s according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, who says that they got that information from a Samsung official.
This unnamed Samsung official went on to say that Samsung will announce the the cause of the exploding Galaxy Note 7 batteries this weekend or next week. “The most important thing is the safety of our customers and we don’t want to disappoint our loyal customers,” the official added. The official said that the problem battery that's causing these explosions is in less than 0.1 percent of the entire volume of Note 7s sold.
Samsung's recall could include all of the Note 7 models sold in South Korea and abroad.
A recall of the Galaxy Note 7 would be a big deal, as the Note 7 is Samsung’s new flagship and the company has likely already moved many units. That said, exploding cellphone batteries can be extremely dangerous, and so it could be wise for Samsung to recall the Note 7 before one of these exploding batteries seriously injures someone.