Green battery for replaced Galaxy Note 7 official as first lawsuit kicks off


Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is currently going through a worldwide recall and last week, we mentioned that newly replaced Galaxy Note 7 devices will feature a green battery indicator. While some users on reddit have been reporting receiving replaced units with a white battery indicator, Samsung themselves have outlined just how visible the new green indicator will be.

Samsung says the new green power indicator will be visible on the status bar, the Always On Display screen, and the Power Off prompt screen, which you access by holding down the power key.


Additionally, a black square symbol will appear on the packaging of the box to indicate a new phone.


News of replacement devices couldn’t come at a better time, as Samsung is now the subject of a lawsuit involving the exploding phone. Florida resident Jonathan Strobel has sued the company after his Galaxy Note 7 exploded while in his pocket at a Costco store in Palm Beach Gardens.

Strobel received second-degree burns on his right leg where the phone burned through his pants, as well as his thumb from attempting to remove the exploded phone from his pants. Strobel is seeking an unspecified amount of money for his damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other injuries.

Strobel’s lawyer argues that for his client, the recall came too late.

“He has a deep second-degree burn, roughly the size of the phone, on his right thigh. Unfortunately for my client, the recall came too late.”

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