Samsung Galaxy Note 7 now launching in South Africa in November

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will launch in South Africa in November, according to a release issued by the company.

This comes after the the company’s massive international recall operation, after a “small number of reported incidents around the world related to battery cell issues”.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has yet to launch in South Africa after its three-week delay in August

These issues lead to some the devices catching fire, and in one case, injured a six-year-old boy.

But while the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been available internationally for a few weeks now, Samsung’s local director of integrated mobility, Craige Fleischer, announced that the Note 7 will now only debut in South Africa in November, and not this month as previously stated.

“As the Galaxy Note7 had not been officially launched in the South African market at the time the battery cell challenges were identified, we took the decision not to release the handset into the South African market until these challenges are overcome. As such, the Galaxy Note 7 will be available in South Africa in November,” he explains in a statement.

Our previous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 coverage

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Pricing information has yet to be announced by Samsung South Africa.

Andy Walker, former editor


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