New York: Despite the exploding batteries, many Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users are still not prepared to let the otherwise impressive smartphone slip out of their hands. It is notwithstanding the fact that the Korean tech giant has a policy of full refund with no questions asked.
Latest reports suggest that despite the company actively trying to lay its hands on every single unit of Galaxy Note 7 in the market, a large number of people are still using it. The biggest smartphone maker in the world suffered massive losses due to the adverse publicity that Galaxy Note 7 caused. Reports suggest that the company might have suffered tens of billions of dollars of losses due to the flop phablet that it launched earlier this year.
The company has completely disconnected the handset following the second recall. Samsung has been urging all users to return the phone to the company for their own safety. However, a shocking new statistic has surfaced that claims that the Galaxy Note 7 is still being utilised by more users than the LG V20 and OnePlus 3T smartphones combined.
A report suggests that Apteligent, a top research firm, has claimed that the number of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices currently in use far exceed smartphones LG V20 and OnePlus 3T, and are only marginally less than the Moto Z smartphone, 9to5Mac reports. However, Pixel smartphones from Google and Sony Xperia XZ, which were launched around the same time as the recall, managed to beat the existing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices in the market. Samsung announced earlier this month that it will disable Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the US market to discourage people from using the discontinued device. The South Korean company claimed that 93 percent of the total Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from US have been successfully recalled by the company.