But when the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 rolls out, they will then be eligible to exchange their defective devices for either one of the upcoming new flagships. Right now, there are multiple lawsuits hounding the tech giant company Samsung, since both the United States and Korea are severely affected by the recall of the Samsung Note 7 phone.
Those who join the Galaxy Upgrade Program, after signing a two-year contract and paying the monthly fee for 12 months, can change their S7 or S7 Edge for a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 for free.
Although Samsung has not yet identified the root cause of the problem, it hopes that limiting the battery charge on the devices will prevent them from overheating, reducing the risk spontaneous combustion.
Anyone who bought the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea can choose to replace the device with the S7 or S7 Edge and they can upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or the S8 when it arrives next year. Alternatively, customers can obtain a full refund.
However, it must be noted that the upgrade program is still pending Samsung's final confirmation with the carriers and vendors. The Note 7 debacle has already cost Samsung $5.4 billion won ($4.76 million) in operating profit for the third quarter of this year up to the first quarter of 2017.
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Note7 owners choose any variant of the Galaxy S7 as their replacement and elect to join an upgrade program.
Last month, a construction worker in OH sued Samsung after his Galaxy S7 edge exploded.
Regardless of this update, you should definitely return your Galaxy Note 7 to Samsung as soon as possible.
Samsung issued a rare second recall for the "phablet" earlier this month and has now pulled the phone from the market, a move that threatens the company's position as the world's leading smartphone maker.
While the company has sent out pop-up messages that the Galaxy S7 units are safe and no devices will be recalled, it seems to high time for the company to investigate once again seriously, especially after the rise of the recent explosion incident.