Oh no, it's official, Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7


Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung Electronics’ Mobile Communications Business, speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will replace all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones equipped with fire-prone batteries and halt sales of the flagship product in 10 markets, a devastating blow for what had been a revival in the firm's mobile business.

Koh Dong-jin, head of the South Korean company's smartphone business, spoke at a news conference jam-packed with reporters and cameras where he expressed regret at the recall, which will affect markets including South Korea and the US – but not China, where models feature a different battery.

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