SEOUL: Samsung issued a global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on Friday, putting sales of the device to a stop after it investigated reports about units with exploding batteries.

The latest addition to the Note series went on sale in some markets, including South Korea and the United States, on Aug 19.

“There have been 35 cases that have been reported globally,” Samsung said in an official statement, adding that it had conducted a thorough inspection with suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market… see more