After global recall of 2.5 million phones, South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics is now back on track and in fact, has made a strong domestic sales in the relaunch Samsung Galaxy Note7. Samsung said that the device will soon be available in markets across the globe.
On the eve of the resumption of relaunching of the said device, Samsung opened a number of what they called "Galaxy Note7 experience zones" in different locations across Korea. These experience zones allowed people to try the device's best-in-class productivity, security and entertainment features.
"Along with the several other experience zones showcasing Samsung's latest product, guests have crowded our Galaxy Note7 experience zone," said Junghyun Kim, Manager of the Seoul-based Samsung D'light shop in a news release. "We found that many people are excited to check out the iris scanner, the new S Pen features, such as S Translator, and the camera," he continued.
It could be remembered that Samsung recalled millions of its Galaxy Samsung Note7 due to defect in its batteries. In a report from the Forbes, the defective batteries worldwide resulted to a global nightmare but Samsung was able to make the most out of the 400,000 Galaxy Note 7 units they have on its home turf.
The company says more than half of those local phones have been replaced, with users opting to stick to the same model. Brand Stock, a well-known local brand watcher, on Monday even reaffirmed Samsung's long-held reputation as Korea's favorite brand in the third quarter, precisely the period when the phone was launched and reports of battery explosions began to surface.
"Many existing Galaxy Note7 users have already visited and exchanged their phones for a new Galaxy Note7 or other Galaxy device, and more and more people are inquiring about purchasing the Galaxy Note7," Junghyun Kim said.
The Galaxy Note7 features a 5.7-inch curved QHD Super AMOLED display as well as the ever-versatile S Pen.