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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