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Farewell Galaxy Note 7 – Samsung discontinues production

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Samsung has permanently discontinued production of the Galaxy Note 7, and my what a road it has been. From catching a Jeep on fire to halting a plane from take off, the Galaxy Note 7 explosions continued to cause worry among it’s users despite the first recall and replacement. Sales of the flagship phone were halted yesterday due to the replacement models still encountering the same explosive defect.

Samsung said that “taking our customer’s safety as our highest priority, [so] we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7,” according to the Associated Press

Samsung knows the Note 7 is quickly turning into a money pit for the company and a serious hazard for users. The initial recall and replacement was estimated to cost Samsung nearly a billion dollars. Sadly, the Note 7 came very highly recommended and was predicted to sell over 20 million devices. Only 2.5 million were actually sold. In addition, the company’s shares fell eight percent today, swiping $17 billion from the company’s value.

If you own a Note 7 replacement, the verdict is out and the phone is still not safe. Power down and get yourself a refund.

RIP


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