Samsung launched its latest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 7 at its Unpacked event held in New York a few weeks ago. Network carriers and Samsung has since started shipping out the device to customers who pre-ordered it when it was first announced. Without a doubt, the Galaxy Note 7 is a hit among consumers and Samsung is expected to ship at least 12 million units by year end, which is double the amount of its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 5 managed to ship. The Galaxy Note 7 is also the first smartphone to sport Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 which is supposed to be shatterproof. While that protection is expected to help you avoid having a shattered display, if the protection does fail you and you would like to replace the screen, it is going to cost you quite a bit of money.
According to PhoneArena, which managed to ask Samsung's support team a few questions about the replacement of a broken Galaxy Note 7's display, it will cost you around $270 to replace a broken screen. However, this is the replacement cost for anyone wanting to replace their broken display in the US and the price might vary from country-to-country. Samsung has mentioned that the cost includes the screen cost, the digitizer, the repair cost and shipping charges. This will restore your dual edge device to its full functionality, including its water resistant capabilities. As for the turn-around-time, it will take 2-3 business days for shipping, 5-7 business days for Samsung to repair your device, and 2 business days for your device to be shipped back to you. That brings the total number of days to a minimum of 9 business days and a maximum of 12 business days for your device to be fixed to its full functionality and shipped back to you.
The cost to replace the Galaxy Note 7's display is the same as the screen replacement cost of the Galaxy S7 Edge. If you are prone to dropping your device often and $270 is a bit too much for you to fork out, you might want to opt for Samsung's Protection Plus. The insurance costs $129 and will cover up to two accidental damages over the span of two years.