Samsung Kills the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Kills the Galaxy Note 7

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Samsung has permanently discontinued production of the Galaxy Note 7, pulling the plug on the smartphone that may be one of the worst product safety fails in tech history.

Following numerous reports that the Galaxy Note 7 was exploding and catching fire, Samsung announced a massive recall of about 2.5 million devices. Unfortunately for the company, the problem was not resolved and replacement devices continued to catch fire.

As reports began to pile up, cellular carriers stopped selling the device and yesterday Samsung instructed carriers around the world to stop selling or exchanging the phone.

Today, the company announced it is stopping production of the device for good.

Samsung told TechCrunch:

"We can confirm the report that Samsung has permanently discontinued the production of Galaxy Note7."

"For the benefit of consumers’ safety, we stopped sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7 and have consequently decided to stop production."

Analysts estimate that the end to Note 7 sales could cost Samsung up to $17 billion. "This is the first time that I have seen a product recall go this badly wrong," financial analyst Richard Windsor said in a note to clients. “When it comes to the damage that it will do to Samsung’s brand, we are in uncharted territory”.

If you have a Galaxy Note 7, we recommend taking it back to your cellular provider as soon as possible.

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Samsung Kills the Galaxy Note 7

Heh.... - October 15, 2016 at 10:16pm
Additionally generic Samsung sucks comment insert here: Samsung fu$&ed up
ZzzBuZZ - October 12, 2016 at 10:00am
From the bend-gate to the smoked-gate, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!! ..(halt and catch fire? OR fire it up and be ready to halt productions..)
Sikabulbul - October 12, 2016 at 7:57am
samsung has created a hand granade...... something that apple can never beat.
Great! - October 12, 2016 at 7:29am
Why is it still exploding after they have switched battery suppliers? If it isn't the battery, then it must be something in the way the phone is designed. Like maybe the curved screen draws too much power or causes overheating. Or their processor? If so, better not buy any Samsung phones with the new processors, or curved screens. Who knows? Do the exploding washing machines have OLED screens??
Gien - October 12, 2016 at 7:21am
Well, that's what happens to who just copies without moral. I know Apple copies many features but not aggressively as SameSoon does. It was ridiculous to see them naming device Note 7 when it supposed to be Note 6 (we all know why) and try to release pre martured product before iPhone 7 launch. I hope they learned something from this disaster.
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