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[Updated] Samsung officially kills Note 7 permanently

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South Korean tech giant Samsung has permanently ceased production of its high-end Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports of devices it had deemed safe catching fire.

 

The firm had already reduced Galaxy Note 7 production volumes.

 

Owners are expected to be able to return the phones for a refund or an exchange for a different Samsung phone.

 

The firm had earlier said it would stop sales of the phone.

 

Samsung recalled 2.5 million phones in September after complaints of exploding batteries, and later insisted that all replaced devices were safe.

 

"We recently readjusted the production volume for thorough investigation and quality control, but putting consumer safety as top priority, we have reached a final decision to halt production of Galaxy Note 7s," the company said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37618618

 

So that's that, the Note 7 is officially dead. 

 

Original Post - Samsung ask Note 7 users to switch off devices and stop using them

 

Original Post - Samsung ask Note 7 users to switch off devices and stop using them

 

Within the last few hours Samsung have done a 180 u turn on their previous stance and instead of claiming the Note 7 is safe they are now urging anyone with a Note 7 (even a "safe" replacement) to switch if off and stop using it while they investigate new claims of exploding batteries. 

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South Korean tech giant Samsung has urged owners of the Galaxy Note 7 to turn off its high-end smartphone while it investigates new reports of the device catching fire.

 

The firm also said it would stop all sales of the phone.

 

Samsung recalled 2.5 million phones in September after complaints of exploding batteries, and later insisted that all replaced devices were safe.

 

But there are now reports that even those phones were catching fire.

 

A man in Kentucky said he woke up to a bedroom full of smoke from a replaced Note 7, days after a domestic flight in the US was evacuated after a new device started emitting smoke in the cabin.

 

"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," the company said.

 

"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," it added.

 

As late as Monday evening a spokeswoman insisted the phones were safe to use.

Korean media are claiming Samsung will not put the phone back on sale after this recent speight of device failures, it's still unclear how they will compensate Note 7 owners however. 

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South Korean media reports suggest the company is likely to stop selling the phone permanently.

 

The problems for Samsung come at a crucial time for the firm, technology analyst Andrew Milroy of Frost & Sullivan told the BBC.

 

"Samsung had been making a comeback against its rivals. This catastrophic product fault will seriously damage its competitive position in the smart phone market," he said.

 

Jake Saunders of ABI research said the situation for Samsung was now "very serious" with "the consequences beginning to snowball".

 

"The concern now will be the knock-on consequences on the reputation of the brand."

 

Consumer tech analyst Caroline Milanesi of Creative Strategies told the BBC that Samsung should "call it a day" on production of the Galaxy Note 7 to limit long-term risk to the brand.

 

However, South Korea's finance minister has warned that the country's exports would be hurt if the phone model is scrapped altogether.

 

"Right now we can't tell what the impact will be in the long term. It's up to the company and the government cannot interfere," said Yoo Il-ho. "But if they do scrap the model, it will have a negative impact on exports."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37614770

 

Excellent stuff Samsung, it's only taken you almost a week to admit the new devices are also exploding and to issue advice which is frankly useless considering we already know one of your replacement devices exploded while it was powered down and not in use.


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Technically a repost but it's a different source so idk..

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/674000-samsung-recalls-the-note-7/

 


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So T-Mobile and AT&T have officially done a program to refund all Note 7's and give $25 dollar credit on the customer's bill.

 

I'm pretty certain that my Note 7 isn't going to spontaneously combust. But the fact that there's now a 2nd recall is making me more and more paranoid every waking moment.

 

I woke up yesterday morning to the smell of someone burning their toast downstairs and it legit gave me a panic attack because I thought it was my phone burning my old wood nightstand.

 

I'm waiting for Verizon to follow suit. I hope I can just go back to my old flip phone and cancel the contract or revert. I'm not trading for a different smartphone. I waited years for a worthy device to replace my Samsung Zeal.

 

If Samsung releases a revised version of the Note in the future, I'll gladly give it another shot. The phone is absolutely phenomenal aside from the fire hazard.


 

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32 minutes ago, MilkJugg24 said:

So T-Mobile and AT&T have officially done a program to refund all Note 7's and give $25 dollar credit on the customer's bill.

 

I'm pretty certain that my Note 7 isn't going to spontaneously combust. But the fact that there's now a 2nd recall is making me more and more paranoid every waking moment.

 

I woke up yesterday morning to the smell of someone burning their toast downstairs and it legit gave me a panic attack because I thought it was my phone burning my old wood nightstand.

 

I'm waiting for Verizon to follow suit. I hope I can just go back to my old flip phone and cancel the contract or revert. I'm not trading for a different smartphone. I waited years for a worthy device to replace my Samsung Zeal.

 

If Samsung releases a revised version of the Note in the future, I'll gladly give it another shot. The phone is absolutely phenomenal aside from the fire hazard.

This phone is phenomenal except it can RANDOMLY KILL YOU O3o

 

Pretty decisive drawback if you ask me


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55 minutes ago, The Belgian Waffle said:

Update : Samsung completely stopped manufacturing the phone.

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44 minutes ago, rattacko123 said:

RIP

Rest in pepperoni :(

 

29 minutes ago, awesomeness10120 said:

Samsung right now:

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I don't know that. It's funny but I don't think it's that true. They aren't hiding the fact that something is wrong in their whole production line. Well, that's what I understood, at least. 

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All that R&D

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Please don't hold on to a Note 7 for nostalgia's sake.  The phone can catch fire when you're not doing anything with it.  Take some souvenir photos, box it up and exchange it for another device.

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lol so instead of trying to fix the exploding battery, they are just killing it off.  I doubt they'll release a phone under the Galaxy Note name again.

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Just now, Syntaxvgm said:

All that R&D

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So true, its not just R&D either, they've had to fork out for the original recall, manufacturing the replacement devices, shipping the replacement devices and now they've got to recall every single Note 7 out in the wild too.

 

I'm guessing here but I reckon this will cost Samsung billions when its all finished, with the costs of the debacle, any lawsuits that may come and the inevitable decline in stock price.


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4 minutes ago, pk-man said:

lol so instead of trying to fix the exploding battery, they are just killing it off.  I doubt they'll release a phone under the Galaxy Note name again.

Yeah, I also think the brand name "Note" is dead, sadly enough. 

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