Samsung starts Galaxy Note 7 exchange program in South Korea

Samsung starts Galaxy Note 7 exchange program in South Korea

Samsung starts Galaxy Note 7 exchange program in South Korea

More than two weeks after announcing a global recall for Galaxy Note 7 handsets following reports of exploding batteries, Samsung has recently revealed that it has commenced the Galaxy Note 7 exchange program in its home country, South Korea.

With the Galaxy Note 7 exchange program having been started by Samsung in South Korea, the handset's owners who are SK Telecom and KT subscribers can avail the exchange offer by visiting the store from which they purchased their devices.

Under the terms of the exchange program, Galaxy Note 7 users seeking an exchange of their potentially explosive handset can get a new Galaxy Note 7 in the same color as their original handset.  

According to Samsung's announcement of the Galaxy Note 7 exchange program in South Korea, the deadline for a refund for the handset or a replacement device is Monday, September 19.

Meanwhile, Samsung has also announced that it will begin the official sales of newly manufactured Galaxy Note 7 handsets in South Korea on September 28. The new units of Galaxy Note 7 handsets will be distinguishable from the recalled faulty units with the help of their green battery indicators in place of white indicators.