News 11 October 2016
Author: Alex Griffin

Samsung to permanently stop selling the Note 7 smartphone

11 October 2016

Samsung have announced that they will be permanently ceasing the production of their Note 7 smartphone, after multiple reports of the device catching fire.

They had already severely reduced the amount of devices they were shipping, but have now taken a further step to stop making them all together.

Existing owners of the Note 7 are expected to be able to return their smartphone for a full refund or an exchange for another Samsung phone.

Back in September, Samsung had to recall over two million devices after numerous complaints that the batteries had been exploding.

Initially thought to be safe after the recall, there was further reports that they were catching into a full-blown fire. A plane in the US even had to make an emergency landing after a Note 7 started emitting smoke in the cabin.

Samsung said in a statement, “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.

“For the benefit of consumers’ safety, we stopped sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 and have consequently decided to stop production.”

The South Korean company could now face some hefty damage to their brand in the eyes of the public, as well as to the countries exports.

RIP the Samsung Note 7, as it joins the Blackberry in phone heaven.