Samsung is now processing Note 7 exchanges at airports around the world

Samsung has started setting up exchange booths at airports across the world to process Note 7 returns or refunds. The trade-in booths are showing up in South Korea, Australia, as well as the U.S., allowing passengers to return their Note 7s for another Samsung device.

Samsung has customer service representatives on hand at these booths to transfer user data from the Note 7 to another device. The booths are meant to facilitate customers that have been traveling with the Note 7 and are no longer able to exchange it at their place of purchase. Samsung is actively working with government agencies and carriers as it looks to retrieve the remaining Note 7 units in the wild.

With the CPSC issuing a second recall, it is now illegal to carry the Note 7 aboard a flight in the U.S., and other countries have enacted similar bans on the device.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.