20 January 2017
From the look of things, it seems like Samsung strategy of disabling Galaxy Note 7 key features and making the device a paperweight is working pretty well. As per latest info released by Samsung, more than 96% Galaxy Note 7 units are recovered.
As we all know, since Samsung officially put a verdict of recalling all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after explosion fiasco, most of the owners refused to return the handset. The Samsung releases warning multiple times that device can explode and could burn up users’ skin but after a number assault, those customers finally decided to give back the faulty Galaxy Note 7. It seems like these return numbers are exclusive to US market only, what we have learned from Samsung official announcement.
The South Korean customers of Note 7 didn't return the device happily that's why Samsung have to kill devices remotely in South Korea. These figures surely will be a sigh of relief for the US airlines, as they have to make announcements before boarding that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is dangerous and user need to switch it off before boarding. We can expect remaining 4% will also return the handset as currently, the device is of no use and in next few weeks, Samsung will be able to recover 100% of shipped units. Samsung confirmed report on the causes of Note 7 fiasco will be made public by the during January 2017.