Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Samsung Initiates Worldwide Recall for Galaxy Note 7

Ina Fried, Recode:

Samsung said Friday that it will replace all of the Galaxy Note 7 “phablets” it has sold amid reports that some batteries on the phones have exploded.

In what could be the biggest smartphone recall ever, Samsung said it will replace all devices in the coming weeks. The company said it has confirmed an issue with the battery cells used in the phone and has halted sales globally.

Ouch. Despite the performance issues that continue to plague Samsung’s phones, the Galaxy Note 7 has been very well-received by the press. This recall comes at a particularly poor time, too.