Samsung’s flagship smartphone the Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled following reports in the United States and South Korea of the device exploding during or after charging.
The phone manufacturer Samsung Electronics have said that the reasoning behind the phone catching fire were down to battery issues.
“We have received several reports of battery explosion on the Note 7 that and it has been confirmed that it was a battery cell problem,” the president of Samsung’s mobile business Koh Dong-jin told reporters.
The device has been launched in 10 countries around the glove at present but different companies are responsible for providing the batteries. Those customers who have already purchased the phone will be able to swap it for a new one, a reported wait of two weeks for replacement handset is expected.
All of this comes just a week before the main market rival Apple are expected to announce their new iPhone model.