The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a smartphone which although so far is a short-lived device, is one which has endured an extremely turbulent existence. Following a highly-anticipated launch and off to a flying start in terms of pre-orders and sales, the Galaxy Note 7 fell prone to issues relating to its battery. Issues which led to a subsequent recalling of the smartphone. While that recall is still ongoing, Samsung seems to be doing quite a number of things to help with the recall process. One of which was the introduction of a new IMEI checker page on the Samsung website for the Galaxy Note 7.
As to be expected, the IMEI checker site was designed for owners of a Galaxy Note 7 to in a very simple way check if their device is one of those that is thought to be affected by the battery issue. Not necessarily prone to the issue, but one of the phones which was sold as part of the batches which seem to have the issue. All you have to do to check is simply head to the site and input your IMEI number and you will get a quick response. A simple and yet effective tool for those looking for reassurance that their device is fine, or confirmation that they need to power down and return the device.
In spite of the reports of the site going live, only coming through within the last 24 hours it now seems as though Samsung has deactivated the webpage. As such, those who head over to the page (source link below) are now redirected to the main Samsung Support page. Of course Samsung does have some information on that support page on how to return your Galaxy Note 7 and so on, but the actual IMEI checker seems to have gone. At the moment there are no details as to why the page has been removed or whether it will make a return in the near future. Although it does stand to reason that it will. Either way and IMEI checker or not, the common consensus is that if you did purchase a Galaxy Note 7 during the recall period, you should return it for a replacement. It is the safest option.