Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Could Face a Formal Recall

Samsung has already been reported as delaying Galaxy Note 7 shipments in some markets across the globe, but the company could be forced to take even more drastic measures.

The Yonhap News Agency reports that Samsung is expected to be formally announcing a widespread recall of the company’s latest flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 7, both in South Korea and in markets across the world. The report states that Samsung is in the middle of an investigation regarding complaints over the Galaxy Note 7 up to this point, but that an announcement could be made as early as September 5.

According to the report, Samsung has discovered that some Galaxy Note 7 units are equipped with faulty batteries. As a result, as has been discovered from independent reports from Galaxy Note 7 owners out in the wild, some units explode while they are being charged. A Samsung official speaking to the publication says that less than 0.1 percent of the total volume sold has a faulty battery, but with so many units in the wild, Samsung could be forced to recall the Galaxy Note 7.

However, Samsung’s investigations are still ongoing, and it is trying to work out what to do if the recall is made official. As it stands, Samsung is currently in discussions with dealers across the globe, including Verizon Wireless in the United States, and that’s why the recall won’t be announced this Friday, but instead early next week.

[via Yonhap News Agency]