Samsung Electronics has announced that new Galaxy Note7 devices will soon be made available for purchase in markets all around the world.
Sales of the new device commenced in Korea on October 1st – and other markets are set to follow suit in the coming weeks.
The global replacement program for the Galaxy Note7 is well underway, with Samsung stating that “an isolated battery cell issue” created faults necessitating this service.
New Galaxy Note7 experience zones were opened in a number of locations across Korea ahead of the resumption of sales of the product.
This offered customers the chance to sample its productivity, security and entertainment features for themselves before committing to a purchase. Large crowds of people eager to get their hands on the Galaxy Note7 were in attendance.
A total of three specific software changes affecting the battery indication have been implemented by Samsung to tackle the issues that arose with the initial version of the handset.
These include a green battery icon visible on the Status Bar, the Always On Display screen and the Power Off prompt screen – all of which can be accessed by long-pressing the power key.
Users are also able to verify that they are using the latest Galaxy Note7 by looking for a square symbol on the label of the phone's packaging.
With a 5.7-inch curved QHD Super Amoled display, the Galaxy Note7 is intended to help users do more than they might have thought was possible using a smartphone.
Indeed, the large screen is ideal for both work and play – particularly with the versatile S Pen, which is more than just a writing tool.
Iris-scanning technology, backed by Samsung’s defence-grade Knox platform, ensures a very high standard of mobile security, while IP68 water resistance affords users more peace of mind when using their phone by the pool or in the rain.
Junghyun Kim, manager of the Seoul-based shop that demonstrated the Galaxy Note7, said the ability to test the device in store has proven to be a success.
“Along with the several other experience zones showcasing Samsung's latest product, guests have crowded our Galaxy Note7 experience zone since this morning,” he commented.
“We found that many people are excited to check out the iris scanner, the new S Pen features, such as S Translator and the camera,” Mr Kim added.
“Many existing Galaxy Note7 users have already visited and exchanged their phones for a new Galaxy Note7 or other Galaxy device – and more and more people are inquiring about purchasing the Galaxy Note7.”
Samsung emphasised the fact that customer safety is a top priority – and therefore it is encouraging all Galaxy Note7 users who have not yet participated in the exchange program to do so by contacting the vendor they purchased the device from or by contacting a designated local call centre as soon as possible.