Galaxy Note 7 shipments suspended over reports of exploding units

Galaxy Note 7 shipments suspended over reports of exploding units
Samsung Electronics has suspended shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 to various South Korean mobile telecoms over a series of reports of Note 7 units exploding while being charged. Deliveries of Samsung's flagship phablet have been halted earlier this week, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency (YNA).

Reports of malfunctioning Galaxy Note 7 devices have been popping up since August 24 — a mere five days after its official launch — and it seems like Samsung is now taking a more serious note of the situation.

Although the Note 7 enjoyed a substantial increase in sales figures compared to the Galaxy S7 — exceeding 400,000 units sold since August 19 in its home country — Samsung's shiny new phablet is shaping up as a less reliable device than its more compact sibling, both hardware- and- software-wise.

We can attest to this, unfortunately, as our experience with the Galaxy Note 7 took a sharp turn for the worse after just a few days of regular use. Our brand new unit has fallen victim to a strange software bug that has rendered it basically unusable, due to frequent random crashes that send the device into a bootloop.

Speaking to the YNA, a Samsung rep has declined to confirm or deny that Note 7 shipments were suspended, saying that “we are checking whether the deliveries were halted or not“. South Korea's SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp carriers have stopped receiving Note 7 units earlier this week, according to officials at the telecoms, cited by the YNA.

source: Yonhap News Agency

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133 Comments

1. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Galaxy No 7

9. Danini1112

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

Better do this than selling a lot of phones with touch screen problem after a couple of month...like some company with a fruit.

35. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

#scratchgate #bootloopgate #brickgate #slowperformancegate #explosiongate #??????? Yep, Samsung surrrrrreeeee did the right thing with the Note 7, LMAO!!!

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 22395; Member since: May 28, 2014

Please don't act like Apple's iOS devices haven't had their fare share of problems: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Report-More-iOS-than-Android-devices-failed-for-the-first-time-during-the-second-quarter_id84528 http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-pushing-out-iOS-9.3.1-today-to-eliminate-issue-that-crashes-hangs-and-freezes-apps_id79820 http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-halts-distribution-of-iOS-9.3.2-for-9.7-inch-iPad-Pro_id81356 http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-slapped-with-class-action-lawsuit-over-iPhone-6-Touch-Disease_id84648 Just to list a few. Something about glass houses and not throwing stones comes to mind right about now.... All devices have problems, including Apple. Try and remember that when you feel the need to constantly troll Samsung.

50. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Wow, you are really hurt right now, aren't you?

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 22395; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nowhere near as much as you are, as evident by your constant trolling of Samsung. I can feel your pain through my tablet screen.

104. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

I'd laugh at you, but it's obvious from your post and all the time you spent looking for things about Apple to make yourself feel better, that you really are hurting. Here's a virtual hug for you sunshine, feel better!

113. meanestgenius

Posts: 22395; Member since: May 28, 2014

Well, I'm definitely at you, because you obviously spend way too much time trolling Samsung to make yourself feel better than I do proving that you troll Samsung. Now take this literal "L" and be in your merry way.

93. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol, wow.

55. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Looooool! This is an epic fail for Sammy. No excuses excepted. Samsung is literally blowing people's minds!!!

64. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

So there are cases where people's minds literally have been blown up? Perhaps those are the same people that literally died laughing

85. meanestgenius

Posts: 22395; Member since: May 28, 2014

ROTFLMAOOOO!!! You are definitely on a roll today! +1.

98. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't think he literally meant that. Not going to say it. It'll be too easy.

120. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Then he shouldn't have misused the word literally. I know he didn't mean that, duhhhh. But it's plain dumb to use the word literally incorrectly. And go ahead, I know you prefer easy.

68. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yep. It's the best phone available.

94. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Until Glassgate or the S-plode feature kicks in.

121. aegislash

Posts: 1527; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Mxy my man, you're here! But not complaining about Touchwiz being laggy, so this is very unlike you.

124. meanestgenius

Posts: 22395; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! +1

139. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Grow up.

141. meanestgenius

Posts: 22395; Member since: May 28, 2014

See your comment #93 and then swallow your hypocrisy and take your own advice.

142. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Back to putting you in your place again, a usual tradition.

144. meanestgenius

Posts: 22395; Member since: May 28, 2014

You mean back to you GETTING put in your place is the usual tradition. Nice deflection, by the way. You onviously want to steer clear from the fact that you picked this fight with your comment #93, so you can play the victim role when I give you yet another verbal @$$ whipping.

149. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You wish. Lol @ you giving me any type of butt kicking. Not my fault if you got butthurt at something that wasn't even directed at you.

152. meanestgenius

Posts: 22395; Member since: May 28, 2014

No need to wish, when it's an absolute fact. And just like I said, you're now playing the cowardly victim role. Man up for once in your life, or is it that the verbal thrashing is just too much for you, kid?

155. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Whatever, you're the one who is bumburned here.

158. meanestgenius

Posts: 22395; Member since: May 28, 2014

Typical Mxy "no, you" response when he's getting dragged.

161. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I call bs when I smell it.

164. meanestgenius

Posts: 22395; Member since: May 28, 2014

Then you must be calling it all the time, especially when you're alone.

131. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That side of him S-ploded recently,

140. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're not funny.

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