Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Latest News & Update: Over 70 New Cases of Overheating Phones Reported

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Sep 14, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
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Despite the outrage caused by the new iPhone 7's jack-less body, it seems that Apple has won this round of new releases over Samsung. The Seoul-based company is hitting some major roadblocks following the massive recall they issued thanks to faulty Samsung Galaxy Note 7 batteries that have exploded.

According to The Verge, even more bad news have emerged following the massive recall, as over 70 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have been reported to have overheated due to its faulty batteries. Earlier this month, the company reported that there are at least 35 notifications from users claiming battery malfunctions on a global scale.

We recently reported that aviation authorities have already issued statements encouraging airplane passengers not to use or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices while on board. They also encouraged passengers not to store their mobile phones inside luggage for safety reasons. Bottomline is that if you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, just don't take it with you on a plane.

Reuters reports that following the mishaps with the faulty Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices, the company is changing their main supplier of batteries to Amperex Technology Limited (ATL), which already supplies about 30% of batteries globally, especially in China. The larger percentage of batteries, including the faulty ones that are being reported, are supplied by Samsung's own SDI subsidiary.

Hopefully, with this move, things would look up for the company, as TIME reports that stock had already plummeted down 6.3%. In addition, it seems that the company is looking at a $5 billion loss due to the faulty Samsung Galaxy Note 7 batteries.

Do you have any experiences with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7? To get in touch with Samsung to report a faulty device, visit the Samsung Support page here. Comment on the space below and check back for more updates on the new device.

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