Soon after DGCA lifts ban from newly manufactured units of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has relaunched the smartphone in South Korea and announced that it has also started manufacturing new handsets for the region.
Previously, the company was forced to halt the sales of the devices because some of them exploded and caught fire due to faulty battery. The had also globally recalled the handsets for a replacement with safe battery or a full refund.
“For customers who already have Galaxy Note 7 devices, we will voluntarily replace their current device with a new one over the coming weeks,” Samsung had said in a statement. The company went on to say that it would work closely with its “partners to ensure the replacement experience is as convenient and efficient as possible.”
Earlier, DGCA had summoned Samsung and banned the entire Galaxy Note series to be carried in flights. However later, the Indian Aviation Regulator lifted up the ban on the carrying of Note 7 models in commercial flights, while keeping the decisions about the older models of the same lineup in the pipeline.
As per the announcement, the prohibition is only lifted from the new Galaxy Note 7 models, while, the handsets which were shipped before 15th September won’t be allowed to take entry into any commercial flights.
The incident of exploding a Samsung phone in an Indigo flight going to Chennai has raised several questions regarding the safety issues of the passengers and airlines. Concerning all these security regulations, The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), earlier in September, banned the transmit of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones in commercial flights. The organisation also warned the passengers for not charging or turning on their Samsung Note 7 models during baggage checking and flight landing.
Though the shipment of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hasn’t yet commenced in India, yet the rules already have implemented concerning the safety issues. The Note 7 phones shipped after 15th August are reported to have a green icon on its battery and only these phones will be allowed to carry while taking flight.