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New Samsung Note 7 units to sport green battery indicator

Besides, consumers can check whether their Note 7 is safe or not via new website

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Publish Date: Sep 16 2016 4:24PM | Updated Date: Sep 16 2016 4:24PM

New Samsung Note 7 units to sport green battery indicator

The South Korean company Samsung had announced ways for people to check whether the Galaxy Note 7 is safe or not by checking the label on the retail box. 

 

Samsung is not taking chances and has started shipping new and replacement Galaxy Note 7 units with a Green-coloured battery indicator that replaces the White indicator seen so far on the shipped units. 

 

Additionally, new data has surfaced that claims that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users are not exchanging their unsafe units.

 

The new battery indicator colour on new and replacement Galaxy Note 7 units is just one more way for users to differentiate between safe and unsafe handsets. ZDNet reports that Samsung has started "delivering new batches" of the Galaxy Note 7 to distributors as well as stores in homeland and is expected to kick off exchanges starting recently. The report points out that Samsung hasn't cleared that the same measure will be repeated for units that ship to other markets. 

 

In South Korea, Samsung sold almost 400,000 Galaxy Note 7 units before announcing official recall. The report says Samsung will have enough new units by next week to replace all sold so far in South Korea.

 

In addition Samsung, as promised previously, has made its dedicated page live for users to enter the IMEI numbers of their Galaxy Note 7 units to see whether they are safe for use. The website is easy to use and just requires users to enter te IMEI number of their Galaxy Note 7 unit to check on the online database.

 

In the US, almost one million Note 7 smartphones were officially recalled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday.

 

Samsung has already urged Galaxy Note 7 consumers to stop using the smartphone and go for an exchange, if affected by the issue.