Due to be released in Thailand in just over a week, Samsung has been forced to delay shipments of the Galaxy Note 7, following reports of exploding batteries.
After receiving rave reviews it is one of the most eagerly anticipated smartphones of all time but if you haven’t already pre ordered a Note 7, you may have to wait a little bit longer before you can get your hands on one.
According to a report in Reuters, the are some major issues with Galaxy Note 7, resulting in Samsung delaying shipments of the device in order to carry out additional quality and safety tests.
Following its official launch in August, reports in South Korean media claim that some owners of have complained the battery on their Galaxy Note 7 has exploded.
Although it remains unclear how many devices have been affected, Samsung has been quick to carry out additional checks and hold back some shipments.
“Shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are being delayed due to additional tests being conducted for product quality,” Samsung said in a statement.
If the quality control problems are confirmed, it would be a major blow for the South Korean company.
The news comes after Samsung had previously said it was struggling to keep up with demand, which forced the company to delay the launch of the smartphone in some markets, or as has been the case in Thailand, only take pre-orders for a limited period.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 includes a stunning dual curved Super AMOLED 5.7 inch Quad HD display, which is credited as being the best ever found on any smartphone.
The headline feature on the Note 7 is its iris scanner, the first of its kind, which enables you to unlock the phone by scanning your eye.
Samsung also includes the same rear facing 12MP camera it debuted last year in the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
The Galaxy Note 7 will go on general sale in Thailand on September 9th for 28,900 Baht.
Anyone who has pre-ordered the device will be able to pick it up from tomorrow, September 2nd.