Less than a month after it kicked off its voluntary recall of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has today announced that more than one million owners globally are now using a ‘safe’ model of the unit. This figure includes all variants issued as replacements and those initially sold in China that don’t sport the dodgy battery that led to over seventy devices catching fire while on charge in the US alone.
Prior to the recall, Samsung had produced and distributed two and a half million Galaxy Note 7‘s. A substantial amount of this number accounted for unsold stock. Regardless, one million safe units it still a pretty big milestone. However, the firm isn’t out of the woods just yet as reports have started to emerge claiming that the replacement models are having issues with overheating and losing power when charging.
Samsung is confident that a faulty battery isn’t the cause of these problems, though. Instead, it’s putting them down to an issue with mass production. The South Korean company has revealed that the replacement models pack the same cell as the unaffected handsets in China, so users don’t have to worry about their device combusting, despite recent claims from Galaxy Note 7 owners in the region stating that their unit had burst into flames.