There had been plenty of rumors regarding when Samsung would be putting the Galaxy Note 7 back up for sale, after the whole recall fiasco that engulfed the majority of September for the company. Well, the company started selling the Galaxy Note 7 again in South Korea on October 1st, and announced today that they will be selling the new device in the coming weeks, for other markets worldwide, which includes the US, UK, Australia and more. Many of the US carriers have already started reselling the smartphone, so you should be able to run to your local AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, or Verizon store and get a Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung was forced to recall the Galaxy Note 7 in September, after numerous reports of the device overheating when charging, and often times exploding or catching on fire. Now it isn't out of the ordinary to see a smartphone explode when charging. But those instances are very rare. The Galaxy Note 7 was exploding quite often. In fact, when they announced the recall in the US, there had already been 92 reports of a Galaxy Note 7 exploding. That was in the US alone, not to mention the other markets where the device was on sale. Samsung was pretty quick about getting the issue fixed, but they haven't been too upfront about what exactly was the issue, other than the battery.
To help reassure users that they have a safe Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has changed the color of the battery icon in the status bar of the Galaxy Note 7. Instead of it being white, it is now green. So as long as you have a green battery icon, you do have a safe Galaxy Note 7. If you still haven't turned in your defective Galaxy Note 7, you can still do so. Just contact the retailer from whom you bought the device from. That includes your wireless carrier as well. Now that they have replacement units available, you should be able to exchange it with little to no issues. Or you can get a full refund and pick up another smartphone, if you wish to do that instead.