The smartphone giant Samsung declared a Global Replacement Program on 2nd September 2016 especially for the Galaxy Note because of a problem related to an isolated battery cell. From that point forward, the organization has been endeavoring to speed up item shipments keeping in mind the end goal to execute the exchange program and lessen every trouble for Galaxy Note 7 users.
According to DJ Koh, Samsung Electronics’ President of Mobile Communication Business, Samsung had done a commitment more than 3 weeks ago to a Global Replacement Program for the Galaxy Note 7. The program actually started last week for the majority of markets and the development is still encouraging. Presently, the company’s motto is to ensure that every affected device is replaced as fast and efficiently as possible.
Since the company has initiated the Global Replacement Program, initially it has received a strong response from the Galaxy Note 7 users.
– Nearly 90% Note 7 users have been selecting a new Note 7 since the products have become available widely.
– Over 60% of all recalled Note 7 handsets sold in Korea and the U.S. have been replaced through this program.
– In Singapore, over 80% of clients have joined this exchange program which began on 17th September.
According to DJ Koh, they are really feeling honoured by the response they received and seeing the customers keeping faith on the Note 7 device. For this reason, the company actually wanted the customers to take benefit of their local replacement program so that they still feel confident and keep faith on Samsung devices and also feel excited to use their newly formed Note 7 device.
In spite of only a small number of reported incidents, Samsung has tried a lot to offer the clients all necessary assistance. In this effort, Samsung has been working together with National Regulatory Bodies.
The clients, who still are having the affected Note 7 devices, must power down and return the devices. Replacement of current device with a new one is possible depending on local availability. Samsung asks the Note 7 customers to contact their place of buying or call the registered call centre as early as possible.
Samsung Electronics is requesting all customers globally to stop using the Note 7 smartphones urgently and exchange them as early as possible, as many reports of the smartphones catching fire grown even after the global recall of the company.
The call from the South Korean company, the largest smartphone maker of the world, arrives after the US authorities requested for switching the Galaxy Note 7 off and not using or charging it during a flight.
Different airlines around the globe asked travellers for not switching on the big smartphone or putting it in checked baggage, with certain carriers banning the smartphone on the flights.
In a statement, Samsung had urged the users worldwide for returning their existing Galaxy Note 7 immediately and getting a replacement also.
Samsung’s Mobile President Koh Dong-Jin said that they would be asking users for powering down their Note 7 and exchanging them as early as possible. He added that they would be replacing the devices so that the devices could be provided via exchange program as conveniently as possible.
Customers can visit the service centres of Samsung for getting rental phone for using temporarily. In fact, Samsung arranges to give the Note 7 devices with new batteries in South Korea beginning 19th September, but schedules for other nations differ.
Prior this month, Samsung had declared an unprecedented recall of 2.5 million Note 7s globally only 2 weeks after the smartphone was introduced. That move arrived after the investigation of Samsung into reports of fires found that rechargeable lithium batteries made by one of the suppliers were faulty.
Among all countries, the US was the first to take a step following the recall. Even the Consumer Product Safety Commission of the US had requested the phone owners for switching them off and leaving them off. It also said that it was working with Samsung and hopefully it will have an official recall as early as possible.
The safety commission’s recall will permit the US FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) for banning all passengers from having the phones with them on flights.
As of now, the Federal Aviation Administration had alerted the flight passenger for not switching on or charging the Note 7 during flights and not putting the phones in their checked bags also.
In terms of quality smartphones, two companies are there which are competing with each other as their battle is just for winning the crown to have the best smartphone – Samsung and Apple. Prior this month, Samsung introduced its latest flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 7 and the reviewers already have begun comparing the iPhone flagship offerings to the Phablet. After seeing the initial results, it appears like Apple still might be dominating the South Korean firm, Samsung, at least in terms of real work functionality.
If we go through the comparison video regarding the latest speed test between iPhone 6s and Galaxy Note 7 posted by PhoneBuff, a channel of YouTube, we can see that the latter is well behind the former even though the iPhone 6s was introduced last year.
Both smartphones were made for opening 14 apps, one after another in this speed test and when iPhone 6s was capable of performing this function in just 1 minute and 21 seconds, the Note 7 took 2 minutes and 4 seconds for finishing the same.
And opening all 14 applications the 2nd time, the Note 7 took 2 minutes and 49 seconds, whereas iPhone 6s took only 1 minute and 51 seconds.
The Note 7 is having some superb features and specifications because the phone sports a Quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM. This Phablet is anticipated to challenge iPhone 6s, which sports Dual-core A9 processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM. Well, the tests appear to display something else.
Albeit, this test might not be ultimate evidence that iPhone 6s is a faster smartphone in comparison with the Note 7, because there is just one scenario displayed in the test, it is quite fair to predict that Apple is capable of producing an essentially better result in terms of functionality in spite of having seemingly inferior hardware due to better collaboration between the hardware and OS of its phones.
It is expected that Apple will be coming up with its latest smartphones upcoming month, and those smartphones are expected to come with a better hardware than now on iPhone 6s, and it will be exciting to see how Samsung handles the condition from now onward.
This news will disappoint the Samsung lovers. After being proved as the most advanced and creative device of Samsung, presently there is negative news about the Note 7 also. Some genuine images are found that reveal that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded at the time of charging. These images are sourced from China and the device looks original in the images. These images are nothing but really awkward. It really looks such ugly that you would definitely want to throw it out. If you want to know the reason behind the explosion of the Note 7, you must check out these images.
Although Samsung had overconfidence about its Note 7’s superb build quality as well as the utilization of Gorilla Glass 5, some reports also showed that the glass easily got scratches. So, this news is just breaking the confidence of the Note 7.
This misfortune appears to have occurred because of the utilization of the micro-USB to Type-C converter cable utilized only for charging. You should get too much worried as this might have been because of the use of a third-party cable rather than a genuine product of Samsung.
We recommend you to use just genuine products of Samsung to perform different tasks on your phone, with the inclusion of charging. You won’t see the best results if you use the third-party cables for charging. It in fact can burn your phone.
The images show that the phone’s left side has been totally burnt and it can’t be repaired any more. It is to be noted that this is the first ever unlucky accident happened to the Galaxy Note 7.
This actually comes while Samsung have declared that they can’t meet the big demand for the Note 7. So, they just have increased the product to fulfill the demand and are on a high after the huge response from the population.
The all-new flagship of Samsung, Galaxy Note 7 is just launched; however, it is presently facing a lot of criticisms from the users. Separation issues and scuffing under the glass are noticed on the screen.
Report also says that one of the provided units has a loose button. Then it was sent back to the store. As per the unlucky purchaser of the new device of Samsung, he has actually checked online for finding the same experiences.
Samsung is actually popular for having lots of quality control issues. S Pen is one of them, which was previously featured on the Note 5 and there also it was placed in a wrong way.
After many complaints about the issue, Samsung launched an enhanced version that doesn’t allow the S Pen for being stuck inside the phone. Well, this is not sufficient for preventing the complaints against the Note 7.
Basically a big disappointment is that some definite quality control issues are still existing, knowing that the unit costs £755 to £800, furthermore to be a flagship of renowned mobile manufacturer Samsung. For Samsung, the journey actually doesn’t end yet because still there are many rooms for making up the issues that it’s Phablets, particularly the new Note 7, are presently facing.
Samsung is an organization which has a reputation to move above the criticisms and finally recover it. So, we hope that this time also it will get improvement by enhancing all the issues by updating them.
Thereby, the Note 7 is a living example of how challenging and creative phones of Samsung are. However, if these quality control problems still prevail in the upcoming days, it is completely certain that Apple will deal a destructive blow to its reputation by overtaking it.
Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy Note 7 has come with the Always on Display’s new version with improved features in order to help users get the most out of this Phablet even when its screen is not on. In this post, we will be discussing how to take the benefit of this feature on the Galaxy Note 7, which will go on sale on 2nd September in Europe.
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The Always on Display helps users check their notifications from apps, for example, song information from music applications and calendars for events. Users can also access essential details like missed calls, date and time.
Now it’s easier for reacting to the notifications of an app launch by easily tapping the notification which is being shown with the new Direct Access feature. This extra function makes it potential for the users for stopping a song, editing calendar details and replying to messages. Screen-off memo:
For writing a note, you don’t require unlocking your Note 7 or starting the memo application anymore. Rather you can only use the S Pen and then start jotting down, utilising the Screen-off Memo feature. Just pin the note to the Always on Display screen, if you want it for remaining visible like a sticky note on your system which makes you remember the vital events. Just double tap the Memo icon for pinning the note. Likewise, you can store these memos directly in the Samsung Notes app from the Always on Display screen.
Power saving feature:
In spite of displaying necessary information, the Always on Display is power effective because it uses a small amount of battery, lesser than one percent. Additionally, Samsung proclaims for having lessened the power consumption of different elements of the Note 7’s Super AMOLED screen like DDI (Display Driver IC), which consumes a huge amount of the processor, other sensors, and power.
To reduce power consumption, Samsung has utilised a technology which allows users for turning on or off the Always on Display. The Note 7’s accelerometer, RGB light sensors, and proximity decides if the Always on Display requires being turned on or off. For example, if the Note 7 senses that the device is in the pocket, the feature will get disabled.
Additionally, the feature instantly turns off whether the phone’s battery goes under 5% or when a user enables the Night Clock mode that can be availed from the edge display.
A large number of personalisations are offered by the Always on Display feature and from the settings menu, this can be done by selecting from a large range of clock modes and faces, images and calendars. Any image can be used both choosing directly from the Gallery of your smartphone or by downloading from the internet and utilise it as the background of Always on Display. You can also play with other things such as editing font colour and style in order to set your personal signature.
So, now take the most out of these benefits of the Note 7’s screen by getting access to Always on Display feature.
Blackberry DTEK50 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7, These two new Android smartphones have no comparison if cost is concern, but Blackberry and Samsung Note smartphones have there unique qualities to compare.
If we look back at a week before the news of the Android world, we can see that the week includes all types of latest news about two most recent launched Android smartphones: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and Blackberry DTEK50. These two new smartphones have entered the Android world almost at the same time. After its launch, we have seen that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has become really popular among the masses. However, the newly launched Blackberry handset also has won the smartphone wars. Let’s have a look at their comparison:
Comparison on security:
Blackberry is back with its second Android phone, while PRIV was its first solid Android attempt. Its switching to the Google’s Android OS put a great affect to the Blackberry fans. The idea behind this attempt is just to make Android more secure and safer. It is claimed by Blackberry that its DTEK50 handset is world’s most secure smartphone. As a part of Android security offerings of Blackberry, the DTEK50 handset comes preloaded with Blackberry Password Keeper. This app helps you keep your every information including login, passwords or any other vital records safe and secure. In addition, you can use this app for creating secure passwords also. Apart from this, what are the other things that make it different from Note 7 in terms of security and safety? Here’s a list:
Dedicated security research and response teams
BID (Blackberry Integrated Detection
On-going security patching
FIPS 140-2 Compliant full disk encryption
A better boot loader
Hardware root of trust
Hardened Linux Kernel
In my personal opinion, Blackberry DTEK50 is an excellent phone by look and security options. But it lacks in fingerprint scanner and Iris scanner which Samsung Galaxy Note 7 provides us.
Blackberry fans vs. Samsung fans:
Blackberry made an incredible change after stepping on the Android world. People like Blackberry because of its top-most security assurance. As we all know that security is Blackberry’s favourite subject. Blackberry reminds me of Nexus-like visuals. Its shifting to Android is big technology news that stirred its fans greatly. After its launch, people have just gone crazy. We have found many tweets on Twitter about this phone’s specifications, especially its features. The tweets are all about this marvellous handset’s security.
On the other hand, Samsung has also made its Note 7 by keeping in mind its fans. The phone is designed for the users base specifically – those who are craving a Stylus and want a larger screen too. Melding together some great features of S7 range, Samsung has just made an excellent job again with its new S pen Stylus and iris scanner.
Galaxy Note Series users:
Since its debut in 2011, Galaxy Note series has come a long way and has experienced many challenges this year. Note series handsets are the only smartphones of Samsung which use styluses and this has made a niche target audience. Compared to the last year’s Note handset, newly launched Note 7 has received many upgrades under the hood. Thus, this phablet has gained huge amount of popularity among the masses and has been highly able to attract the Galaxy Note series users particularly.
If I discuss about Note 7’s first impressions, then I can say that it has just nailed it by its sleek design and exclusive features like IP68 water and dust protection, S Pen Stylus, Super AMOLED display and Android Marshmallow OS. Note series users prefer this model more because of its host of improvements over its predecessor Note 5. Interestingly, it is competing its rival Blackberry DTEK50 in security options also, as it comes with biometric security like fingerprint scanner and iris scanner.
In my personal opinion, both are superb smartphones. But if I think about only security, I will choose the Blackberry brand. Blackberry always ensures us secure using of mobile. On the other hand, if I think about security, advanced technology, excellent design, and superb features, I would rather choose the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Blackberry DTEK50 needs some improvements in terms of software. Otherwise, this handset is extremely great. But according to the choice of brand, Blackberry market is not so up to the mark in terms of competition with Note series. The smartphones of Note series run on Android OS, which is user friendly, and DTEK50 is only the second phone of Blackberry in the Android market. So, if we prefer using Android and have already experienced Samsung’s features, we will definitely choose the Note 7.
On Tuesday, August 2, Samsung disclosed its all-new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7; however this South Korean company also unveiled a new Gear VR headset to go alongside it. This new headset comes with more improvements than its predecessor, yet it doesn’t function on earlier unveiled Galaxy devices.
According to Samsung, the all-new Gear VR is powered by Oculus and it comes with an exclusive design which features lots of changes to controls and also brings a new Home button as well. For navigating in VR, the touchpad comes with more room and the padding which presses on the face of the user, is thicker, creating the headset more satisfying than its predecessor.
The all-new Gear VR gives a larger field of view: On its new Gear VR, Samsung has also made the strap longer, and it has declared that it has widened its field of view from 96 degrees on the earlier Gear VR to almost 101 degrees. This is going to be simpler for the developers for creating games and videos which feel little more involving.
The weight of this new Gear VR is 345g and it comes with a proximity sensor, gyrometer and accelerometer. This headset is also available in black and blue colours and it is compatible many Samsung devices such as: S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6, Note5, S7, S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 7 etc.
The reason behind Samsung’s idea and feeling of the requirement for developing a new Gear VR headset for the all-new flagship Galaxy Note 7 is that the latter features USB type-C port, which implies that it is not at all compatible with VT headsets earlier unveiled by the organization. On the headset, this USB Type-C connector can be swapped for a micro-USB connector included with it, so that the Gear VR headset would function with other Galaxy smartphones of Samsung also.
You can already avail this new Gear VR headset for Galaxy Note 7 for pre-order. The headset will go on sale from August 19, the similar day the smartphone comes to the shelves.
On July 14, Samsung declared the Galaxy Note 7, disclosing the details of the day of its introduction. Presently, a new report arriving from South Korea says that this flagship Phablet of Samsung is going to hit every on the same day of the launch itself.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which is scheduled to get released in New York and also in London and Rio De Janerio on 2nd August, will be available for buy early after the launch, reported by Korea ET News, noting the company insiders.
This is the first ever time in the history of Samsung that the smartphone giant will not follow its general pattern which surrounds the launch of its gadgets. Previously, Samsung used to take 2 to 3 weeks for making the flagship mobile available in the market.
Some rumours say that the organization wants getting a head start over its arch competitor Apple, which is anticipated to declare the new iPhone 7 series in September as well.
The previous year, Samsung proponent the introduction of the Galaxy Note 5 by around a month and unveiled it a pair of weeks ahead of the launch of iPhone 6 series. However, this time, the South Korean organization has asked the supply partners for stocking up their stockpile with the units of Galaxy Note 7 before 2nd August.
If they attain good outcome in providing the products, Samsung is going to have more than one and half months for selling Galaxy Note 7 with no rivalry, which is going to help the organization carry forward the achievement of its Galaxy S7 series.
The forthcoming Samsung Phablet is said to arrive in 2 CPU variants, relying on the area of sale. The one bound for India and flowing markets, will house the very own Exynos 8893 Octa-core chipsets of Samsung, whereas the second model, bound for China, Europe and the U.S. is said to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC. The remaining features in both the models are going to be the same.
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