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Some people must still really, really love their samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones—despite the device’s flawed and dangerous design, which can cause the battery to catch fire.
“The recalled Note 7s pose a safety risk to our customers and those around them.”
samsung is expected to announce the results of its investigation into the cause of the Note 7 battery flaw later this month.
Because Note 7 users have also already been reimbursed for the cost of the long-since recalled Note 7, Verizon is also saying it might bill the holdouts for the full retail cost of the phone.
Verizon customers who turn in a Note 7 are still eligible for a bill credit of up to $100 and a waived upgrade fee, the carrier says.
As it stated in
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 press conference livestream: How to watch, what to expect
Read: samsung answers burning Note 7 questions, vows better batteriessamsung is ready to tell the world what went wrong with its flagship Galaxy Note 7.
An English-language version of the press conference will be live-streamed on Samsung.com on Sunday, January 22, at 8 p.m.
The Note 7 fiasco has caused samsung embarrassment, depleted consumer trust and, importantly, led to dwindling profits in late 2016.
At a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, samsung will explain what caused some of the Note 7 phones to catch fire, prompting one of largest recalls in tech history.
samsung has apologized to buyers in both an open letter and full-page print ads — it even referenced the debacle at the beginning of its CES press conference earlier this month.
As it stated in
Samsung Pins Blame On Batteries For Galaxy Note 7 Fires : The Two-Way : NPR
At the time the B batteries didn’t exhibit the problems that A batteries did, but in retrospect the B batteries had a different issue.”
samsung Pins Blame On Batteries For Galaxy Note 7 FiresEnlarge this image toggle caption Andrew Zuis/Andrew Zuis via AP Andrew Zuis/Andrew Zuis via APsamsung announced the results of a months-long investigation into why its Galaxy Note 7 phones spontaneously caught fire last summer, pinning the blame on faulty batteries.
“We are very sorry to the consumers for not having vetted the B batteries thoroughly.
Both companies that supplied batteries for the Galaxy Note 7 had separate issues leading to the fires, samsung says, in part due to the rush to replace the originally exploding phones with new ones.
It is set to release the Galaxy S8 device, the closest competitor to the Apple iPhone, in the coming months.