Finally, it has all come down to shutting down the Galaxy Note 7 sales worldwide. Samsung has finally announced that it suspended all the production and worldwide sales of its famous Galaxy Note 7.
This came in wake of news of replacements units of Galaxy Note 7 also catching fire and exploding. The South Korean company said in a statement, “We recently readjusted the production volume for thorough investigation and quality control, but putting consumer safety as top priority, we have reached a final decision to halt production of Galaxy Note 7.”
Earlier, the company already measured loss in recalling the 2.5 million units of Galaxy Note 7 following the faulty battery catching fire while charging. Just a day ago, Samsung directed all its worldwide partners to temporarily stop sales. Now, the company has permanently discontinued this fireball.
Samsung has also requested all phone carriers and stores worldwide to stop selling the device as well as stop exchanging the replacement units, which were supposed to safe. Samsung also directed all Note 7 owners to power down and stop using the device. The Note 7 owners are advised to either exchange their phone for another model or get a full refund.
The chairman of US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Elliot Kayle has commended Samsung for this move and said, “It is the right move for Samsung to suspend the sale and exchange of all Galaxy Note 7.”
Finally, the era of Note 7 ended even before it started. Now the question arises, does it makes sense for Samsung to discontinue the Note series now? Read here.