Samsung Galaxy Note 7 officially banned from flights in China beginning October 27


The Galaxy Note 7 has already been banned in many countries, especially in the United States where those who own Samsung's phone can't take it on flights anymore. In fact, the phablet was banned in many other places, so owning one has become a curse.

China is one of the last countries that is banning the Galaxy Note 7 from flights. Chinese customers have been among the few that haven't been asked to return their smartphones at after the first recall, even though Galaxy Note 7 explosion incidents have been confirmed in the Mainland before the second recall.

However, beginning October 27, those who still own the Galaxy Note 7 won't be able to take it on board flights across China. The information has been recently confirmed by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

China's decision to ban the Galaxy Note 7 from flights makes sense in light of the latest reports that suggest Samsung has been rather arrogant towards Chinese customers. Still, the South Korean company had the same attitude in the United States, which is why many Galaxy Note 7 owners have decided to file lawsuits against Samsung.

Samsung is now trying to convince all consumers to return their Galaxy Note 7 units, but since just asking doesn't always get you results, the handset maker recently announced that it will push a software update in Europe that will limit the battery charge to 60%.

A similar update was rolled out last month in the United States, which was probably the main reason that some have decided to return their Galaxy Note 7 phones. If you still own one, we strongly suggest that you switch to another smartphone or ask for a full refund..


source: Reuters

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  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I thought they were officially banned here in the U.S but every week I still see note 7's on planes and beyond the security checkpoints... I'm sure China will enforce their ban harder than the TSA's here in the States...

11. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Those people are fools then. If it goes up in smoke while on a plane you're facing a 6 figure fine. On top of that didn't Samsung send out text messages about the ban? You have to be a complete moron to play around like that.

21. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

You must have messed few details: 1, No Samsung, neither any US lab found anything wrong with Note7 yet. Many weeks doing even harder tests than any product on the US market. They couldn't understand why so much reports of Note7 on fire 2, After the ban the 'fire' reports suddenly stopped. But still over million ppl use Note7(scammers couldn't buy Note7 anymore to do the trick) 3, After the Note7 ban, and reports and polls showing that most of the ppl instead to go for iPhone7 or Pixel(both US brands) go for GS7 or GS7Edge. And suddenly after more than 6 months no problems, start to explode too.lol 4, US, China and Taiwan are countries with phone brands that they care about much. But no other brand could make phone like Note. And most of the reports came from there. 5, Ppl having Note7 not only know that out there is no Note replacement, but also know the 4 points above .

30. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

It's should be a felony to own one. on my way to work, i saw countless individuals still using their note 7 in my city. What the hell is wrong with people? Why are they putting their lives and other lives at risk? Samsung, what the hell are you guys going to do to ensure that every person has stopped using your precious yet explodable product? Samsung needs to do some type of initiative to give people an incentive to turn in their devices at once. This used to be funny, but now this situation has grown into something not only serious but out of control. I was thinking that Samsung should do this, give me feedback please: 1. Open up a bunch of pop-up stored across the world 2. Offer incentives to turn in products with a different yet safe samsung product 3. Make the world a better place again You see how simple this is Samsung? It's not rocket science. The world just wants you to accurately respond to all the issues associated with having such a dangerous product in your portfolio. The worst hopefully has already occurred. But you guys are going to make it 13421048571212312x worse if you KEEP LETTING IDIOTS USE YOUR DEVICE! Now, here is my advice for the immediate future. You need to hurry up and get started on making a succesful Note 7 successor, but please just change the name. The Note name is now ruined forever thanks to you guys not responding properly. However, I truly believe with hard work that you will be able to regain the worldwide consumer confidence you once had, if you build a product equivilant or better than the note 7. Yes, it's no easy task, but this will also test your competence as a multi billion dollar company and massive brand. What does donald trump always say? Make america great again, right? C'mon Samsung. Let's make samsung great again, and now more explosions! Good luck to you and hopefuly you read through my suggestions. I know I can put on a lot, but I just have so much faith in you guys to be able to get a job done. I'm around for consulting advice if needed, just simply reply to one of my comments. I also would be 100% open to working for you guys if there are any openings available. In fact, Phonearena: why don't you guys hold a QandA with samsung and try to help them out. Think about it, not only will you make the world a better place but you can also potentially be PAID!!!! Sound like a plan guys?? :) God I love the tech industry

36. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Where are all the exploding Note 7's now? There are still millions out there being used but no reports of them going up in smoke? What gives?

40. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Now that Samsung has abandoned production/sales of Note 7, miraculously there is no more explosions or any other incidents! It's almost as though someone got what they wanted by forcing Samsung to give up on Note 7! Mission accomplished, no more use faking additional explosions! wouldn't be surprised at all next Samsung flagship started blowing up too, even though they put the new flagship under 100,000 test cycle and used famously well made LG batteries!

38. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

"What does donald trump always say? Make america great again, right? C'mon Samsung. Let's make samsung great again, and now more explosions!" Sure if they go by Trumps way, now more explosions. I do realize you meant to type no, I just don't care. I will give you a life advice, whatever your age is, study something, learn and get a job than asking Samsung for job here.

39. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

According to your logic, it should be felony to own a car! Far more people get killed or maimed driving car than Note 7 per million people! How about rock climbing? Far more people get killed here too per million. Note 7 had 100 thermal incident out of 2.5 million devices, that make it way way safer than almost anything you can do. You are pretending that every Note 7 is a hand grenade which is ridiculous!

45. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

+10 Well said. Could add a lot more to that list too.

44. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

OMG If they want to keep the phone that is their choice. Besides I do agree with what some are saying about how strange it is that there is no more reports and nothing has been found wrong with the phones.

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1348; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I'm still waiting for carriers themselves to suspend service to the Note 7. Until they do so they are giving those users an incentive to keep using them. Samsung could also send out a mandatory update that just bricks them.

3. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

RIP Galaxy Note 7. 2016-2016

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yes, but Samsung still has it's S7 and S7 edge which is still doing great, despite those explosions claims. Samsung still rules the Android market, despite the Note7 failure.

17. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Samsung had better return to removable batteries for new flagship phones! Even if new Samsung flagships are flawless, it's not difficult to fake multiple explosion incidents recreating another Note 7 type debacle! Had Note 7 been equipped with removable batteries, it would not have been banned from carry on. Only thing banned would have been the batteries, which would be cheap to replace.

31. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

@ Carl3000 Nope It's more like: Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Hard 3, Die Hard 4............

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Samsung deserves worst.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But they sell the best.

20. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

They sell the joke.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Best phones on the market, the source of your hate.

22. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The end of Samsung in smartphones world is close and it will occur due to Google.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Like Trump zealots, you are in for a bitter disappointment.

33. truthwins unregistered

What does trump have to do with these arguments, you are just making hillary supporters look bad , Grow up kid its just a inanimate object.smh

41. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Fat chance

5. Foxgabanna unregistered

I don't understand why people like JANKY products and services for gimmicky features a small percentage of people use.

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"I don't understand why people like JANKY products and services for gimmicky features a small percntage of people use" ^^ Absolutely subjective and utterly factless, as you can't provide any evidence that a small percentage of people use what you deem to be "gimmicky" in the Note7.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'd explain how you're wrong, but I doubt you'd understand that, either.

23. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Please don't explain. Keep it for yourself.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I know you wouldn't understand. You'd see a shiny piece of metal or a window to lick, and get totally distracted.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A tale of two phones. It was the best of phones. It was the worst of phones.

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Couldn't agree with you more...Hopefully they bring that UI to the S7... They really optimized it well!!

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