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Samsung Kills Note 7 Production After Replacement Units Catch Fire

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has turned in the Achilles’ heel for the South Korean electronics giant, leading to irreparable damage to the company’s reputation.

The new smartphone which was touted by many as being the best Android Smartphone of the year initially started to catch fire while charging. The company then issued a global recall of the smartphone, which in itself was poorly executed, while reports of more Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S7 Edge, Core Prime and some other previous models of Galaxy Note catching fire and exploding emerged.

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Earlier Airline authorities FAA and even the DGCA in India had banned the Note 7 to the extent that the phone had to be kept off during the flight, while replacement units, ones with the green battery icon could be used.

However, a replacement unit of the Galaxy Note 7 with a green icon, exploded aboard a US flight last week. This makes even the replacement Note 7 units unsafe.

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Samsung, while temporarily,  has killed the production of its Note 7 handset, and may dispose 2.5 Million Recalled phones along with 1 million replacement units it had manufactured. While the company is still struggling to recall the 2.5 million phones that are already out in the world, Samsung officials shrugged off reports of overheated batteries, calling the incidents “isolated cases” related to issues of mass.

The Galaxy Note 7 replacement process has also been stopped, meaning, you no longer can replace your affected Galaxy Note 7 phone with a new replacement Galaxy Note 7 with a green charging indicator.

Many Galaxy Note 7 handsets sold via non official channels remain in countries like India, where a process to recall them has not ben instated, making the handsets a risk to several consumers who continue to use the phones.

 

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45 comments
Balbir Sardar
Balbir Sardar

I was still thinking of getting a note 7 so now what to do should I wait or buy a s7 edge and if I wait how long I have to wait , help igyaan

Adityan K Rajendran
Adityan K Rajendran

Buy a one plus 3 for now and then buy Samsung galaxy 8 when it releases

Amardeep Singh
Amardeep Singh

samsung n apple must fuddu companies....looting people

Anup Thomas
Anup Thomas

what if this explosions are due to some virus.......

Sam Steffin Rajan
Sam Steffin Rajan

we can celebrate this Diwali with note7, happy blasting Diwali.

Rahat Imran
Rahat Imran

\U0001f61c samsung should kill themself and do a favour on mobile \U0001f30e.

Vishal Shukla
Vishal Shukla

So i have preordered it. They will offer me refund. I am really sad. This was going to be the best phone.

Aditya Bhandari
Aditya Bhandari

Chill bro, their is a official statement in samsung's website. Your phone is coming it's only delayed.

Vishal Shukla
Vishal Shukla

But online sites are telling that Samsung stopped the note 7 productions

Aditya Prasanna
Aditya Prasanna

Arya Arun Chinmay Manoj now the iphone 7 has no competition. Sad in fact.

Himanshu Verma
Himanshu Verma

ab krte rho s7 s7 tym gya ab s7 ka..!! hence prooved baap baap hta hai rate high rkhne se phn shi ni hta ..!!\U0001f613

Ayush Rathee
Ayush Rathee

It's the ghost of Note 6, trying to destroy samsung.

Dinesh Nadar
Dinesh Nadar

Suresh Bhati Hahaha \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Jimmy Chermako
Jimmy Chermako

Trying to compete Apple while keeping its price high like them.. Forgot about the quality and usability!!

Garv Gupta
Garv Gupta

wth \U0001f625 i was waiting for this phone so desperately, \U0001f613 now there is no device to buy in market!

Garv Gupta
Garv Gupta

Spandan Guha hahahahahaha naah note 7 is a better option! i never expected from Samsung that this kind of thing will happen, i really liked this device when i saw it very first time but!!

Spandan Guha
Spandan Guha

Why not buy a hand grenade instead of note 7, you can still expect the same outcome \U0001f601

Deepak Kr
Deepak Kr

You can still buy Google pixel

Garv Gupta
Garv Gupta

Joban Virk one plus 3 is good but i don't wanna go for it!

Gurnoor Mann
Gurnoor Mann

what a blunder .they are going to lose many customers for sure

Amit Narkhede
Amit Narkhede

ha varsha sukha sukha jaanar bc flagships madhye. Google pan hagli aani Samsung pan

Mainak Crixallis
Mainak Crixallis

karma for them . 18k samshit phones in india have only 2 sensors .. earn more . . payback time