Apparently, there are plenty of parties who are not satisfied in the way Samsung sold a dangerous smartphone and handled the first and the second Galaxy Note 7 recall, followed by total discontinuation of the device. The first of these class action lawsuits have come into public view as Motherboard explains that the three plaintiffs filing the case against Samsung are doing so on the ground that Samsung inadequately handled the Note 7 recall process. Instead of suing the company for selling smartphones that have the potential to explode, they are claiming that Samsung did not arrange for sufficient replacement devices while initiating the recall/exchange process.
"Samsung informed consumers they would have to wait several days, and even weeks in many cases, before receiving a replacement smartphone. During this time, and as a result of Defendant failing to provide consumers with an adequate replacement, consumers continued to incur monthly device and plan charges from their cellular carriers for phones they could not safely use."
Samsung refused to comment on the situation citing pending litigation; however, we would not be surprised if more of these lawsuits begin to appear from here on. The more prominent and demanding ones will of course involve customers who actually had a Note 7 that caught fire and caused property/physical/psychological damage.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Today at CES 2015, Kingston introduced microSD and SD cards under the UHS-I Speed Class 3 boasting some 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write speeds. This is great news for those who want to play and record 4K video without stuttering. These speeds exceeds the standard Class 10 SD cards 9x times for the read speeds and 8x times for the write speeds.
By Kingston estimates, users can capture up to 60 minutes of 4K HD video or shoot photos in RAW or up to 8,000 24 MP images in JPEG on a 64GB card. The new card is available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB flavors, but pricing is yet to be announced.
Kingston SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 Flash Card Features & Specifications
Versatile: Class 10 performance when used in a non-UHS-I capable device
Compliant: with the SD Card Association specification
Secure: built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss
Compatible: with SDHC & SDXC host devices; SDXC cards are not compatible with SDHC-enabled devices/readers
File format: FAT32 (SDHC 16 GB-32 GB), exFAT (SDXC 64 GB)
Guaranteed: lifetime warranty, free technical support
Capacities: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
Dimensions: 24 mm x 32 mm x 2.1 mm
Operating Temperatures: -25°C to 85°C
Storage Temperatures: -40°C to 85°C
Performance: up to 90 MB/s read and 80 MB/s write, UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)