The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a great device. I’m not very much into Samsung’s smartphones, but I liked the Galaxy Note 7 a lot. And what’s not to like about the device? Top of the line specifications, one of the best smartphone cameras, one of the best displays, the iris scanner, and a lot more. One of the best smartphones ever? Possibly.
But the same device is turning out to be the Samsung’s worst nightmare. Even with all the recall, and replacement, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is still catching fire. Reports about the device catching fire in an airplane, or in a kid’s hand or battery issues in Korea just add to the growing concern about the Galaxy Note 7 as a whole.
Samsung was quick to react after the fire fiasco, calling a global recall and readily replaced the device. This step was really commendable. We even thought the device’s sale would start growing from there on. Unfortunately, the problems are still lingering on. Samsung has now issued a statement confirming it is halting all global sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung said:
“Taking our customer’s safety as our highest priority, we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7”
It is a major setback for Samsung. After the global success of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the company was anticipating more profits from the Galaxy Note 7, but this scandal has tarnished the the Note series brand as a whole. Therefore, we suggest you look for devices other than Samsung Galaxy Note 7. And if you have already bought it, we recommend you to get a refund as soon as possible.
Samsung now also faces a huge task to collect and dispose of around 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7, and it is estimated to cost Samsung a whopping 17 billion dollars.