India is among one of the biggest markets when it comes to the world of technology. The country is the second largest country in the world, and is a goldmine for many players in the markets. Many brands are giving high priority to the Indian consumers. Samsung happens to be one of those brands. Samsung has been going through a major trouble in the markets over their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The devices are one of the finest examples of Samsung’s excellence in the markets. However, they have one major problem – they explode. In one silver lining in these dark times, Indian aviation authorities have now gone soft on the Note 7 users in flights.
When the news about the exploding smartphones first broke out, the airline authorities of many nations were strictly against the idea of the phone being operated on flights. India, Japan and the US were the three major names where clear guidelines were issued. The Indian aviation authorities had gone even stricter when it was noted that a Note 4 too, was emitting smoke. However since then, things seem to have mellowed down after a meeting with Samsung India’s heads.
New guidelines now indicate that the users can use the Note 7 devices which have been marked safe by Samsung. This comes as a major relief to the company. Samsung has been issuing newer, replaced devices which are marked safe. These smartphones are fit to use at all times, and do not carry the risk of explosion. The smartphones had been exploding in the past due to a battery error. However that has now been resolved and replacements are rolling in.
Samsung had called out over 2.5 million devices back for replacement when the reports started rolling in. Samsung has since issued a number of public apologies and has ensured the users that the replaced devices are much safer. Samsung is working with China’s ATL batteries now, as they have been found to be safe. Samsung, over the Note 7 fiasco has ended up losing as much as $5 Billion as per analysts.