Korean Relaunch of Galaxy Note 7 Off to a Good Start

Earlier this week, a research covering the third quarter of the year showed that Samsung Galaxy is still the most valuable brand in South Korea despite the Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco. However, experts claimed that the company's leading position in its home country during the last quarter of the year will heavily depend on how well its customers will accept the Galaxy Note 7 exchange program. While it's still too early to predict consumer behavior in the Far Eastern country with absolute certainty, initial reports suggest that Samsung has a lot of reasons to be happy about.

More specifically, after the company recommenced Galaxy Note 7 sales in South Korea on Saturday, it has managed to sell over 45,000 new units by the end of the weekend. That's definitely an impressive number given all of the battery-related drama surrounding the device in recent weeks which was only reinforced by numerous false reports of perfectly safe Galaxy Note 7 units catching fire or exploding. Unfortunately for Samsung, these reports still haven't stopped. As reported by Korean media outlets, a woman from Seoul has reported that her Galaxy Note 7 exploded while charging overnight. She even provided Samsung with a video depicting the device burning and a picture of its box marked with a black square which is used to label replacement Galaxy Note 7 units.

As reported by Korean media outlets on Sunday, a woman from Seoul has reported that her Galaxy Note 7 exploded after being left to charge overnight. She even provided Samsung with a video depicting the device burning and a picture of its box marked with a black square which is used to label replacement Galaxy Note 7 units, both of which can be seen below. Not surprisingly, Samsung went into full-on panic mode because of the implications of this incident and has momentarily paid a hefty sum to the renowned Swiss testing company SGS which conducted an extensive investigation. More specifically, the burned Galaxy Note 7 was quickly sent to Switzerland where SGS ran a CT on the destroyed Galaxy Note 7 and X-rayed it. According to completely conclusive results, the cause of the battery explosion was external as SGS failed to spot a single defective battery cell in the unit. Nonetheless, Samsung disclosed this incident to the public and once again stated that all of the Galaxy Note 7 replacement units are perfectly safe to use.

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