Breaking News: Samsung kills Galaxy Note 7. The Note 7 will be permanently discontinued.
Samsung just killed the Galaxy Note 7. The troubled smartphone will be discontinued reports Korean news service Yonhap. Samsung is not waiting anymore for results of CPSC or other consumer protection agency. The company cut its losses. It is the best thing to do given the circumstances. The fact that the replacement Note 7 devices also can catch fire is leaving Samsung no other choice.
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Samsung said just hours ago that owners need to stop using the Note 7 and that they are working on finding the problem. The company also already put a sales stop on the Note 7.
Samsung will refund all Note7 customers now until the end of the year.
The Samsung Note 7 was off to a great start. It was hailed as the best Android smartphone you can buy. Then the first reports of exploding Note7 reports appeared. Samsung recalled the Note7 after dozens of reports of Note7 catching fire. Last week a handful of incidents of replacement Note7 catching fire surfaced, digging the grave for the Note7. Now in an unprecedented move, Samsung permanently discontinues a brand-new premium smartphone.
There is no good way for the company to gain trust once more for the Note 7. Fans of the giant smartphone have to wait until 2017 when Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Note 8.