Samsung permanently stops Galaxy Note 7 production

This was part of Samsung’s statement regarding their decision to permanently stop the production of their flagship smartphone. Last September, the South Korean tech giant issued a worldwide recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after a number of reported incidents involving its alleged faulty batteries which can cause the device to catch fire while it’s being charged or being used. The company replaced the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices that were previously distributed in the market but there were reported incidents that those devices exploded as well. According to an article published by BBC News, Samsung advised Galaxy Note 7 owners to stop using their devices after a man in Kentucky claimed that he woke up to a bedroom full of smoke from a replaced Galaxy Note 7.

“Because consumers’ safety remains our top priority, Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 while the investigation is taking place. Consumers with either an original Galaxy Note 7 or replacement Galaxy Note 7 device should power down and stop using the device and take advantage of the remedies available,” the company said. Aside from Galaxy Note 7, A Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone was also reported to be emitting spark and smoke during a flight from Singapore to Chennai, India on September 23. According to an article published by International Business Times, the passengers onboard the IndiGo flight, 6E-054, alerted the cabin crew after they noticed smoke emerging from an overhead luggage compartment. They found the smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 2 device in a piece of hand luggage and the cabin crew effectively dealt with the situation by using a fire extinguisher before submerging the device in a bucket of water. Unlike Samsung Galaxy Note 7, there have been no previous reports of similar issues involving the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which was fist released in 2012.
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