The journey, and, let’s be honest, drama, surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has now officially come to end as the company ceases production of the device, and, now has stopped global sale of the device.
On top of this, Samsung now is advising owners of the originally shipped units, AND replacement units, to power down their Galaxy Note 7 and “take advantage of remedies available”, basically meaning, to exchange the devices for either another Samsung device, such as the Galaxy S7, or something else.
In an official statement, Samsung said;
Because consumers’ safety remains our top priority, Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 while the investigation is taking place.
Consumers with either an original Galaxy Note 7 or replacement Galaxy Note 7 device should power down and stop using the device and take advantage of the remedies available.
The official order from Samsung, comes after 5 more cases (possibly more to come), after the three we’ve reported here and here, of the Galaxy Note 7 suffering from the same battery explosion issue have emerged.
So, it would seem now there’s no turning back and the Galaxy Note 7 will end up going down as empty as the skipped Note 6. Whether Samsung release another “Galaxy Note” branded Smartphone going forward is another thing, though it will be very hard for Samsung to sell a product with that name after this press they’ve received.
Samsung have since confirmed to the Wall Street Journal, that they have not only halted production of the Galaxy Note 7, but axed the device completely indefinitely.
Here’s hoping the Galaxy S8 continues the, still perfectly fine, nature of the existing Galaxy S7, plus it’s natural improvements, when it launches in the coming months.
Now it’s official – Samsung stops Galaxy Note 7 sales globally, advising ALL users to power down!