Samsung has confirmed that the new Galaxy Note7 smartphone will be available in South Africa on 11 November.
The new Galaxy Note7 devices went on sale in South Korea on 1 October. Following reports of some batteries exploding, a global replacement programme in regions where the smartphone was already in the market is well underway.
“Consumers will be able to purchase the new Galaxy Note7 on 11 November in South Africa,” says Craige Fleischer, director: integrated mobility at Samsung South Africa. “These devices are completely safe to use and present no battery cell issues.”
To assist users in putting their minds at ease to enjoy their Galaxy Note7 with complete confidence, Samsung has implemented three specific software changes affecting the battery indication. The new Galaxy Note7 features a green battery icon that’s visible on the Status Bar, the Always On Display screen and the Power Off prompt screen — accessed by long-pressing the power key.
In addition, users can easily verify that they’re using the latest Galaxy Note7 by looking for a square symbol on the label of the phone’s packaging.
The new Galaxy Note7 boasts a 5,7-inch curved QHD Super AMOLED display and S Pen. The new iris-scanning technology isbacked by Samsung’s Knox platform, while IP68 water and dust resistance affords users more freedom to use their phones almost anywhere.