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In this July 28, 2016, file photo, a screen magnification feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Samsung's Galaxy Note7 won't be back in stores for weeks after its burning battery recall


If you owned a Galaxy Note7 and returned it (which you definitely should have, given the whole "it tends to explode and it was recalled" thing), you might have to wait a while before you get a new one.

VentureBeat reports the phones won't be available in the United States until October 21. That date might be a deliberate choice; LG is releasing the V20, a Note7 competitor, the same day.

If you're really desperate for a replacement, head to Samsung's home turf. South Korea will get the phones on September 28.

Samsung Note 7 Caught Fire

In case you haven't seen what one of these phones looks like, here's a reminder.

The risk of the phones catching fire was so severe, the Federal Aviation Administration warned passengers not to bring them on planes.

So why did this all happen?

Samsung said the official cause of the problem was that the battery was too large for its housing. Replacement phones will use Amperex Technology batteries, rather than ones built by Samsung SDI.

But why was the battery a problem in the first place? Bloomberg reports that might have been the result of Samsung rushing to beat the iPhone 7 out the door, especially since the new iPhone doesn't have a lot of huge innovations.

But that plan might be backfiring, as Galaxy owners are reportedly turning to iPhones.

Well, at least it didn't end up as bad as this Twitter user predicted.

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