Let's take a minute of silence for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Okay, back to the topic, The Galaxy Note 7 has officially flamed out, meaning it's officially dead. According to Samsung , it is permanently stopping production of the troubled device (flaming torch) .
The Galaxy Note 7 was originally released mid-August, and
by September, devices were being pulled off the market due to numerous reports of explosions and injuries. After
recalling about 2.5 million devices worldwide, Samsung spent a
few weeks retooling the devices, and on October 1st, it
resumed sales of the Galaxy Note 7.
Once sales and exchanged devices were out there, reports of explosions
resumed, too — it seemed Samsung didn't actually stop the phones from
exploding . Just yesterday, Samsung announced a few days ago, another
recall for the devices, and instead of just a recalling specific
units in certain territories, it called on "all carrier and retail
partners globally" to accept returns and stop sales.
Killing the Note 7 is definitely going to be expensive. if Samsung stops
selling the Note 7s, that will translate into a loss of up
to 19 million phones, or about $17 billion."
I can certainly say that I won't be surprised to hear that the "Note" brand is dead after this, too.
If you have a Note 7, please return it. The device is dangerous and will probably soon be banned from airplanes
and other places. A production stoppage means Samsungwon't support it with updates, and, after limiting the battery
capacity during the first recall, Samsung will probably be looking at other drastic steps to contact every last Note 7
customer and encourage returns. Samsung has information
on the recall process here
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