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Samsung Kills the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Kills the Galaxy Note 7

Posted October 11, 2016 at 3:06pm by iClarified · 17344 views
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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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.
Nokia - October 12, 2016 at 5:50am
JB - October 12, 2016 at 5:28am
Wow was it fight, must have been some knockout punch.?
iphone229 - October 12, 2016 at 4:49am
Well this is explosive news.
paulMOGG - October 12, 2016 at 1:10am
It's not about which company is right or wrong and i'm a total Apple user it is having compassion for Samsung and it's unfortunate situation they are in that can also really effect the jobs and lives of many people
Great! - October 12, 2016 at 2:47am
There's a difference between feeling compassion for the workers vs the management team that decided it was a good idea to rush the design and testing of their products. The management team has a track record of falsifying data, lying to shareholders, outright copying of competitors' products etc.
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Secret Agent - October 12, 2016 at 12:17am
Samsung is going to sell it to the CIA as a weapon of mass destruction.
Bruh - October 11, 2016 at 11:58pm
Rip..... I feel bad about it. Some of y'all are so despicable in the comment section. Grow the fk up. We all know Apple is complete. Sh*t
Duhrude - October 12, 2016 at 1:32am
First off, "we"? (What a joke when no one agrees.) Second, this isn't about a better business minding company. Third, I don't feel bad for them because they still have the market of home appliances if this affects the mobile market of theirs that badly.
Kenny - October 12, 2016 at 6:31am
Lol well home appliances that are also starting to explode.
Shit - October 11, 2016 at 11:35pm
They did a great job !
SimonSays - October 11, 2016 at 10:57pm
It was only a matter of time before Samsung got comfortable and started cutting back on quality control. They couldn't help themselves. It was in their nature from day one. They did the same with every other product they have ever released. They deserve everything they get!
JB - October 11, 2016 at 8:38pm
Might has well sue all building owners because of the geometric designs are the same . Might has well 100% of car makers and require 100% of the profits because cars from 1900"s had similar intentions and are considered 100% copies.
JB - October 11, 2016 at 8:35pm
The whole lawsuit copy of the phones is a joke. Microsoft should sue them all windows Had square icons on desktops years ago. The flip phones from 20 years ago or more had square icons including sony phones. The fact is flip phones also had the considered same frame type. Their is FINE ART from 25 years ago that square shape designs. Apple displays are simultaneously look similar to sony tvs from 90s. In shape and size.
Moo - October 12, 2016 at 2:57am
You must be a Samsung lover! Wake up and smell the burning of your Note 2! Before the iPhone, Samsung designed phones in a certain way, then the iPhone came out and Samsung blatantly copied its design, hence the law suits etc. Samsung have been copying everything Apple has done ever since, its shameless. Apple will release a new feature, 6 months later Samsung copy it. I'm not saying Apple is perfect, they too have ripped off ideas from elsewhere, but Samsung is determined to copy everything successful that Apple does.
Moo - October 12, 2016 at 2:59am
Don't get me wrong though, I totally understand that we all need Samsung to help drive innovation.
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