On a rather sad and disheartening note, Samsung have announced the end of the Galaxy Note7. According to reports, the tech giant announced they were putting their customers’ safety first. The Note7 is stopped after continued problems with the devices going up in smoke. Dozens of users reported explosions of the flagship device and crucial competitor to the iPhone 7. On Monday Samsung announced it had halted production of its flagship phone and today urged customers to shut down their phones and for dealers to stop sales.
What Samsung had to say
Samsung issued an official statement;
We are working with relevant regulatory bodies to investigate the recently reported cases involving the Galaxy Note7. Because consumers’ safety remains our top priority, Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7 while the investigation is taking place.
We remain committed to working diligently with appropriate regulatory authorities to take all necessary steps to resolve the situation. Consumers with either an original Galaxy Note7 or replacement Galaxy Note7 device should power down and stop using the device and take advantage of the remedies available.
Samsung’s woes spiraled out of control after devices that were meant to replace faulty ones also turned to be faulty. A replacement device which went up in flames and caused a plane to be evacuated made the headlines and could as have been the last nail on the coffin for Samsung.
We could not agree more with Samsung on the discontinuation of the device. No gadget is worth the risk. We encourage all users of the Note7 to take heed and take necessary precautions to avoid unnecessary injuries and potential disasters. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out for Samsung as a business in the near future. Will this be the end of the giant? Will this be the leap that an uninspired Apple iPhone 7 needs? Well only time will tell.