Samsung has relaunched its next-generation device, Galaxy Note 7, in South Korea weeks after sales were put on halt following complaints of the handset catching fire due to a faulty battery.
The South Korean electronics giant had earlier admitted that Galaxy Note 7, which was released on August 19, had a technical problem – a faulty battery.
"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."
Samsung was forced to stop selling its premium handset and announce a global recall. The customers were given to either opt for a replacement with a new safe battery or a full refund.
The company has now resumed the sale of the device in South Korea.
Galaxy Note 7 sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,440x2,560 pixels (518 ppi pixel density). It is powered by an Exynos 8890 processor, run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, and come packed with a 64GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB via microSD card and a 4GB RAM.
The device features a 12MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture, 26mm lens, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.5" sensor size and 1.4 µm pixel size, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.7 aperture and 22mm lens and a 3,500mAh battery made by Samsung SDI.