We’ve all heard about the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle, resulting in the company recalling all the handsets globally. The main issue is probably with the batteries used in the handsets which were manufactured by the Korean company.
However, the Galaxy Note 7 units shipped to China were manufactured by another manufactured so it’s possible they are not affected by that issue and are not recalled. But the company wants to play it safe and have launched the IMEI check tool for China and Hong Kong so users can check if they are using a faulty unit.
The tool will tell you if the IMEI of your handset is between the range of the faulty units which were recalled by the company.
For those of you who don’t know, the handsets have exploded while they were on charging, possibly due to a fault in the batteries on the handset. The handsets have been reported to have caught fire when charging with the latest report surfacing from Australia where the handset exploded and resulted in damages around $1400 at a hotel room.
The sale of the handset has halted and carriers/retailers have refunded customers who purchased the handsets. There’s no word on when the company will put the handset up for sale again.