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I really liked the Galaxy Note7. With its svelte curves and world class performance, the flagship phablet earned a near perfect score in my review a few weeks back. But that was before its battery started inexplicably exploding, utterly destroying Jeeps and getting banned from planes. But Samsung is on the top of the situation and now they have a better idea of when you’ll get your non-exploding Galaxy Note7 replacement.

When reports of the faulty batteries first started hitting the news, Samsung took as proactive an approach as is reasonable and said that anyone with a Galaxy Note7 can go ahead and get a new unit. If they don’t want another Note7, they can get a Galaxy S7 edge instead and receive the difference in price too. That’s good, but the non-exploding Galaxy Note7 isn’t ready for you to pick up just yet.

If you are among the 2.5 million people who bought Samsung’s latest S Pen-touting smartphone, you’ll have to wait at least two weeks to get your non-exploding replacement. And that’s only if you are in Australia, since that’s the only region that Samsung has explicitly addressed about replacement timelines thus far. For our Aussie friends, replacement stock should start arriving on September 21st. The assumption is that other regions will follow similar timelines, but we can’t say for sure. If you want to buy a new Note7, you’ll have to wait until at least early October.

Your Non-Exploding Galaxy Note7 Is Going to Take a Couple Weeks

But how can you tell an old (potentially faulty) phone from a non-exploding Galaxy Note7 replacement? The latter will have a couple of specific markings on the box label. The white barcode label will have a small black square on it and they’ll also affix a white sticker with a blue “S” on there too. Maybe the “S” stands for safe.


Via BGR

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