9/27/16

Galaxy Note 7 sales for pre-orders to resume Wednesday in Korea

South Korean telcos will resume Note 7 sales on Wednesday for those who pre-ordered in August and did not receive their handset. Official sales for new customers, as previously announced, will begin October 1.

South Korean telcos SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus have announced they will resume sales of the Galaxy Note 7 on Wednesday for those who pre-ordered the phones in August and have not yet received the devices.

As well as this, new customers can pre-order from Wednesday and start using the new phones on October 1, when official sales begin.

Promotions for the phones have also been extended, and those who buy the phone before October 15 will get a Gear Fit 2, Samsung Pay mileage, and 50 percent cost support for repairs.

The newly produced batches have green battery indicators instead of white. A software update has also limited the charging cap at 60 percent.

Samsung initially set the official sales date of September 28 but postponed it to October 1, to recall as many of the faulty phones as possible beforehand.

The global recall following the phone's battery explosions has dented Korean telecom sales for the month of September. The absence of LG's V20 and Apple's iPhone 7 has also further decreased phone sales.

The exchange for the phones began last week, and Samsung said it swapped over half of the 400,000 units sold in Korea.

LG will launch its rival phone the V20 on Thursday.

http://www.zdnet.com/

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