by Sean Hollister.
Half of Samsung’s defective,potentially explosive Samsung Galaxy Note 7 batteries are now safely out of US consumers’ hands.
Just two days after Samsungshipped 500,000 replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to US retailers — to begin replacing the 1 million sold — the company says that one-half of existing Note 7 owners in the US have returned their original handsets. That’s up from 25 percent two days ago, and 13 percent as of September 15.
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And it seems that the vast majority of those people are willing to trust Samsung’s Note 7 again: 90 percent of them decided to exchange their original Note 7 for a new Note 7, instead of opting for a refund or a partial refund along with an alternate Samsung phone.
(Samsung has said replacement Note 7 phones are brand-new, and they include brand-new batteries from a different supplier.)