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Samsung: Safe batteries inside over 1 million Note 7 phones

The new Galaxy Note 7 devices were issued as part of the company's global recall of an estimated 2.5 million phones.


iFixit's teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 included the removal of the battery.


Samsung's global recall and replacement is in full swing for its Galaxy Note 7 phones with flawed batteries.

The South Korean electronics giant said more than 1 million people globally are using new Note 7 phones with safer batteries, according to Reuters.

The company voluntarily recalled the Note 7 earlier this month when a major battery flaw caused a small number of the phones to explode and sometimes burst into flames, damaging property and leaking dangerous chemicals.

Though Samsung said only a small number of Note 7 phones are affected, the recall is for an estimated 2.5 million. If you have a Note 7, here is everything you need to know about the recall and how to return or exchange your device.

Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.