Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was supposed to be Samsung’s ticket to fame. The smartphone giant wanted to surpass Apple this time around with its Note 7, but it ended up literally crashing and burning.
Recently, Samsung has announced they will no longer be producing the Galaxy Note 7. This includes the replacement Notes for the ones that were catching on fire without notice.
This comes after some of the replacement Note 7 have also ignited.
Approximately 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s were recalled last month because batteries were overheating, which caused a serious safety concern. To rectify the problem, Samsung reported they changed battery suppliers, but that didn’t solve the issue. Last week, someone on a Southwest flight had the newer version of the Note 7 (the replacement for the ones that were igniting) that started smoking. The plane was evacuated.
With this news, top telecom companies: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have decided to no longer carry the Note 7. Anyone with a Note 7 can have their unit replaced, even if it’s the replacement one they just received.
The halt in production is not temporary. While Samsung did put a halt on production as they tried to figure out the battery problem, they have decided after this second attempt that they would no longer be releasing a new replacement.
The reputation of Samsung has suffered because of this release, but the tech company has responded effectively, so they may not be harmed by it for too long. This is especially true if they are able to come out with something that will impress Samsung lovers the next time around.