Samsung is preparing to start replacing recalled Galaxy Note 7s here in the United States in just a couple of days, but for anyone who wants to purchase a new device, well, they still can’t. Since Samsung first announced the Note 7 recall, Samsung has had sales of the Note 7 on pause, but now VentureBeat is reporting that sales will be resuming a bit later than we expected…
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According to a carrier document Samsung is set to resume Galaxy Note 7 sales, at least in the United States, on October 21st, a full month after the Korean company begins sending out replacement devices. Samsung’s home country of South Korea is set to begin selling the device again starting next week on September 28th.
The cause for this date is unclear, but carriers and retail stores will need some time to replace stock. The new non-exploding devices might also be in short(er) supply, leaving Samsung to stagger the Note 7’s re-release across the world. Speaking of that, we also don’t know when other regions will have the Note 7 back on sale.
Interestingly, LG’s new V20 smartphone is also apparently set to debut on October 21st for US carriers, at least according to Evan Blass. This is the first we’ve heard of an availability date for that phone. It’s been a couple of weeks since it was announced and from our first impressions, it should be a fantastic competitor to Samsung’s latest flagship.