M1 no longer sells Samsung Galaxy Note7 amid global recall rumours

An employee poses for photographs with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone at its store in Seoul, South Korea, on Sept 2, 2016.
An employee poses for photographs with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone at its store in Seoul, South Korea, on Sept 2, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Consumers can no longer buy the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones from telco M1 amid rumours of a global recall of the flagship device.

The phone is no longer listed on M1's website for sale. The Straits Times (ST) understands that the phone has been delisted. When ST called the telco's hotline, an operator said that the phone was "out of stock" in all its shops.

This follows reports of the Note7's battery exploding while being charged, and users complaining about the phone unexpectedly crashing and restarting.

A post on M1's Facebook page earlier today said: "We are aware of recent news reports regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note7.

"Samsung is expected to make an announcement on this issue shortly and we will share updates accordingly."

 

The phone is still available on on Singtel and StarHub's websites.

Update at 4.15pm: Singtel and StarHub have also suspended sales of the Galaxy Note7.