Samsung stopped the production and sales of Note 7
In the last two days, Samsung not only recalled every Galaxy Note 7 unit including the replacement units as well, but stopped the sales as well as the production of Note 7. The company has requested all of its sale partners including stores and phone carriers to stop offering the Galaxy Note 7 after many accidents involving the new safe Note 7 phones occurred.
Furthermore, all Note 7 units, no matter if they are one of the original ones or one of the replacement ones, should be turned off and returned to Samsung. In this recall though, Samsung is no longer giving Note 7s. Instead, you will either get another phone from Samsung or get a full refund.
However, Samsung also mentioned that they are working hard to identify the cause of the problem. The text below is taken from Samsung’s official blog.
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.
In other words, Note 7 is dead. When it was introduced back in August, we had really high hopes from it. Now, Samsung doesn’t necessarily have any phones to compete with iPhone 7. Even though S7 and S7 Edge are like the small versions of Note 7 with the same hardware, they were designed to compete with iPhone 6S. Because of this recall though, we might see the next flagship phone of Samsung sooner than normal.
Source | TheVerge