Samsung officially rules out Galaxy Note 7 remote deactivation
Samsung is in the midst of a total recall thanks to exploding batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and the risks of harm to its customers. And while the company could effectively flip a kill switch to stop further damage. it instead issued a refutation today.
Word got out around Reddit over the weekend that French retailers were supposedly notified that old Galaxy Note 7 units were to be remotely deactivated on September 30. Such an action would ensure that defective units would not be mistaken for new ones.
The company denied the rumor, though, in a statement to Android Central, advising readers to keep track of any call to action through its website.
That said, while Samsung may provide “official guidance” to consumers, each country will have its own plans on how to handle the downhill of the recall. We advise that you keep your local Samsung press page bookmarked to keep abreast of what you might need to do with your Note 7.
Maybe it might get deactivated after all — it most likely won’t, though.