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Samsung battery problem spreads to Galaxy Note

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It seems that away from its recent issues with some firmware updates Samsung is having some battery problems with some of its handsets as it now spreads to the Galaxy Note as well, with owners reporting that the battery is swelling.

You may remember that last month we reported that some Samsung Galaxy S4 owners were reporting problems with their handsets battery, which led to some owners to be offered free replacements.

One of the biggest TV stations in Samsung’s own country has picked up on the matter and a number of Samsung Galaxy Note owners have been reporting the same problem, but it doesn’t look like these owners will be getting a new battery as in South Korea the battery is only covered by a six month warranty, and those affected have long since gone past that time limit.

Samsung has so far not offered any replacements to those affected by the problem leaving them to go out and source their own solution by purchasing a new battery. Some have started a petition to get the company to change their mind and some of those that have been hit by the problem can no longer fit the batteries in their slots as they have swollen up so much.

Samsung has put the problem down to the aging process with the units reaching the end of their useful life, but if this was the case we would have seen thousands of batteries that have swollen up.

Have you had this problem with your smartphone battery?

Source: Naver (translated).

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5 thoughts on “Samsung battery problem spreads to Galaxy Note”

  1. Davod smith says:

    Yeah its not so so much the battery by it self …i bought mine unlocked from overseas,yeah 700.00 which was great .but the second week in screen cracked in halpf and then down hill and just stayed rolling that way .twice already i had to replace charging ribbion speaker and battery twice ..i lost buisness cause my phone was always dyeing , plus to top it all off no stores carry any acsesorys caise it was d4oped like a hot patato ..fristrating ,money pit ,and no great priced insurance coverage i love it but im waiting for #3 or #4

    David smith
    Long time fan pf most samsng products

  2. MylesD says:

    I have this problem, it started about 8 months ago, i had had the device about 14 months…won’t be buying samsung again. nokia 1520 for me next after a nokia 520, amazing phones.

  3. Peter Galbavy says:

    Yep, same issue. Samsung UK – through one of their branded “partners” just shrugged and said “6 month on batteries”. No interest in checking the phone for safety issues like a broken charging circuit or anything. It seems that they are happy with the fire risk to customers.