It was already suspected, but now Samsung has given it the seal of approval. The nightmares around the Galaxy Note7 were due to the battery cells, and not fast charging or the wireless charging technology in the phones.
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If you've caught a domestic or international flight any time over the last few months, you would have heard a pilot or cabin crew make an announcement about the Galaxy Note7 -- specifically about how you're not allowed to have one of the potentially explosive devices on a plane.
Now that over 95 per cent of Note7s have been returned to Samsung in Australia -- with just over 2000 devices left unaccounted for -- it's hoping that Australia's airline safety watchdog will follow the US in removing the mandate for carriers to keep on reminding us about the Note7 every damn time we sit down on a plane.
If you've just gone out and bought a shiny new phone that costs over $1000, being told you have to return it isn't fun. That's especially if there's a chance the phone might literally explode, which is the problem Galaxy Note7 owners have been facing.
So over the last week, that's what people have been doing. But for those who ignore all of Samsung's warnings, there's an extra special present: a patch that cripples the battery to a maximum charge of 60%.
It's safe to say that Samsung's Galaxy Note7 dramas aren't over. The biggest launch for a Note phone in Samsung's history has now become their biggest smartphone recall, with more than 50,000 Australian owners affected.
And should you happen to be one of those 50,000 Australians with a Note7, Samsung has a piece of advice. Turn the phone off, don't turn it on again, and take it back to the shop.
When your brand new smartphone literally blows up while charging, everyone tends to get a little bit cranky and the manufacturer involved tends to move pretty fast. And that appears to be happening with the Samsung Galaxy Note7, with a spokesperson from Samsung Australia confirming that all deliveries of the Note7 have been delayed locally until further notice.
Samsung is using the Galaxy Note7 to talk up the fact that it (along with many other recent phones) supports the next-generation Vulkan API, which will be supported by the next iteration of Android. As a result, it's giving away $US400 of Android games on the Google Play Store, unfortunately only when you buy the $1300-plus smartphone.