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Advantage iPhone 7 as Samsung halts Note 7 sales in India

Recalls Galaxy Note 7 phones globally after reports of battery fires

Viveat Susan Pinto & Arnab Dutta  |  Mumbai/New Delhi 

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Samsung has halted sales of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in India and recalled thousands of devices sold globally after a few cases of battery explosion while charging were reported. The recall comes at a critical time for Samsung as Apple prepares to unveil its latest iPhone on September 7.

The South Korean consumer electronics major had launched the Galaxy Note 7 last month in India at a price tag of Rs 59,900. The device was to be made available in the Indian market from Friday. Traditionally, Samsung has countered its closest competitor with a blockbuster launch right before or after Apple ...

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First Published: Sat, September 03 2016. 00:56 IST

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