Samsung Galaxy Recall; GSM Dealers Allay Fear in Nigeria

By now, many Nigerians who are ardent followers of the latest trend in the mobile phone industry may have read about the recent recall of one of Samsung's newest devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

According to the South Korean tech giant, the firm has permanently ceased production of its high-end Galaxy Note 7 smartphones which is valued at over N400,00 after reports of devices it had deemed safe catching fire.

In light of this development, STV correspondents visited the popular electronic hub located in Saka Tinubu street, Lagos, to know the effect of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall on businesses in that region.

Speaking to our reporters, Mr Byron Okoye (Chairman, Association of GSM Dealers, Nigeria) assured that so far, he's not aware of any explosion recorded by a Galaxy Note 7 consumer in Nigeria until its recall. Although, a Samsung sales representative at Slot, Lagos said that there has been no sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as it had not been launched by Samsung Nigeria yet. 

Mr Byron Okoye

Mr Okoye who has been in the sales and distribution of high and low end mobile devices for over 10 years helped alleviate concerns associated with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device.

"To the best of my knowledge from all our customers that buy phones from us, we have not received report that they have experienced explosions and I've not heard that it has happened in Nigeria".

"It's not as if all the phones are exploding, but a good number of them have exploded overseas and that led to the recall"

Futher advising mobile phone lovers, Mr Okoye added that people should read reviews online of any product they're interested in before making a purchase.

At the time of this report, there was no Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in sight as all were said to have been sent back after news of battery explosions worldwide.


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