Samsung has recently come under fire (excuse the pun) due to its latest device, the Galaxy Note 7, spontaneously exploding or catching on fire.
For the past few weeks, the Galaxy Note 7 devices have been a hot topic, with our timelines being filled with pictures of devices that have either caught fire or exploded. Airlines have banned the Galaxy Note 7, the US government issued an official warning against them and there have even been GTA mods to add in the Galaxy Note 7 as a bomb.
Things looked like they couldn’t get worse for Samsung, until yesterday when it was confirmed that the company has permanently halted production and sales of its Galaxy Note 7 devices. Amidst all the drama and dangers surrounding the Galaxy Note 7, the company recently announced that it would “temporarily adjust” the production processes of the Galaxy Note 7. But now the company has agreed to halt production entirely and indefinitely.
In a South Korean regulatory filing, the company said that it has made a final decision to cease production of the devices due to consumer safety concerns.
Taking our customers’ safety as our highest priority, we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7.
It’s unclear what Samsung’s next move will be. It could recall all the devices, do some adjustments, make is safe for consumer use and release the Galaxy Note 7 without the dangers of it exploding. Or the company could let the embers burn out on the dangerous device, scrap it entirely and focus on the next flagship device cycle and release an entirely new smartphone.
Drop us a comment and let us know what your thoughts are on the Galaxy Note 7 and Samsung’s final decision to halt production and sales amidst the device posing a risk to consumers.