M1, Singtel and StarHub stop Galaxy Note7 sales after Samsung's global halt

A woman tests a Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone at a Samsung showroom in Seoul on Sept 2, 2016.
A woman tests a Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone at a Samsung showroom in Seoul on Sept 2, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - All three local telcos here have suspended sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note7, following Samsung's global announcement that sales of the phone will be stopped worldwide with immediate effect on Friday (Sept 2).

At a press conference in Seoul this afternoon, Samsung announced that the company has suspended sales of its flagship Note7 handset, due to battery issues which have been found in 35 units.

Local customers who have purchased a Note7 device will be able to get their phones replaced over the next few weeks.

A spokesperson from Samsung Singapore said: "For customers who already have Galaxy Note7 devices, we will voluntarily replace their current device with a new one over the coming weeks.

"Instructions on the replacement process will be shared next week."