Samsung has delayed the shipment of its latest Galaxy Note 7 release. The delay is so that they can conduct more quality control testing after reports that there were problems during charging.
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Local news agency Yonhap was the first to report that deliveries from three of South Korea's mobile phone networks, SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus, were halted right before they were supposed to begin.
A Samsung spokesperson clarified to Reuters, saying that the “Shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are being delayed due to additional tests being conducted for product quality.”
While the reports have gone unconfirmed, there have been some reports that the battery would explode while the phone was being charged. There is no word as to whether or not this is why the phone shipment was delayed, but one can only assume.
This will be the first Samsung smartphone to use a USB-C connector, which brings up the standard of charging. Some third-party cables have been noncompliant in devices, something Amazon recently dealt with on their website.
This quality-control delay could be a major blow for Samsung, as they have quickly worked their way to the front of the game. The demand for the Galaxy Note 7 has been so intense that they have pushed back release dates in some markets so that they could get enough product out there.
Production problems have resulted in poor sales in some regions, so they definitely don't want to make that mistake again. Then again, they don't want to release anything subpar either, so they are walking a fine, fine line.