Samsung has confirmed that the new Galaxy Note7 smartphone will be available in South Africa on 11 November 2016.
The new Galaxy Note7 devices went on sale in South Korea on 1 October and the global replacement program in regions where the smartphone was already in the market is well underway
“Consumers will be able to purchase the new Galaxy Note7 on 11 November in South Africa. These devices are completely safe to use and present no battery cell issues,” says Craige Fleischer, Director: Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa.
Samsung has implemented three specific software changes affecting the battery indication. The new Galaxy Note7 features a green battery icon that’s visible on the Status Bar, the Always On Display screen and the Power Off prompt screen — accessed by long-pressing the power key. Additionally, users can verify that they’re using the latest Galaxy Note7 by looking for a square symbol on the label of the phone’s packaging.
The Galaxy Note7 has a 5.7-inch curved QHD Super AMOLED display and the well known S Pen. According to Samsung, the device features new iris-scanning technology, backed by Samsung’s Knox platform, while IP68 water and dust resistance affords users more freedom to use their phones almost anywhere without fear of water and dirt damage.
“Samsung would also like to take this opportunity to thank its loyal customers for their patience and understanding during the past couple of weeks. Your loyalty and support for the brand is valued,” Fleischer concludes.