Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipments in Europe on hold indefinitely?

Put this under 'to be expected' as Samsung confronts itself with a global Galaxy Note 7 recall and it's about to announce the second one. Last week, several Galaxy Note 7 replacement units exploded in various parts of the world, which escalated Samsung's problems with this particular phone to a completely different level.

The South Korean company has now reportedly halted Galaxy Note 7 production, but we've also learned that the handset maker has put shipments on hold as well. For example, in the Netherlands, several sources claim Samsung won't be shipping any Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders for awhile.

According to unnamed sources, Samsung Netherlands is now waiting for instructions from the company's HQ in South Korea, but in the meantime it has decided not to deliver any Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders in the country.

We believe other Samsung branches might take action in the same manner until further confirmation from the HQ, so if you've already pre-ordered the Galaxy Note 7 and await your device, then you should take into consideration the fact that your phone won't be arriving anymore.

In fact, if you get one, we strongly suggest you switch it to a different model since even the replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones aren't safe as they were supposed to be. At least two new Galaxy Note 7 phones exploded last week in South Korea, one in Taiwan and another one in the United States.

There might be other cases of exploding Galaxy Note 7 units, but the ones we've reported on come with proof in the form of pictures and even a video.

We're now expecting Samsung to come out with another statement concerning the Galaxy Note 7 and the future of the phablet. The South Korean company is probably taking into consideration a second recall, even if that would be devastating for the brand's image.

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1. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

But but this was all scam, but but but all those news about fire on plane and others were all scam, but but but its people who hate samsung with fake news, but but but. But but but what now fanboys? Where is your Samsung god now? LOL!!!

8. Kumar123 unregistered

It's not like they have any chance to sell big amount of note 7 in Europe. People who already know this already decided to not get samsung phone and move on to other brands ( excluding the blind fanboys ) Which I think is the best thing to do now. Pixel, iPhone 7s, V20, XZ, 10 are all better alternative to samsung phones.

9. Papa_Ji

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Non of these are all alternative to NOTE 7..... The all are Toys for small kids like you. CHUTIYA. CHUTIYA. CHUTIYA

12. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Well ye, all in all note 7 was a better device than the mentioned ones. But as an alternative they are not bad. And boy will they sell well now, millions of note 7 users suddenly will need a new phablet.

15. Papa.Ji unregistered

For a NOTE users all phablet are just like Toys.... If problem with note 7 is solved then NOTE 5 will be meaningful choice for them..

16. Papa.Ji unregistered

For a NOTE users all phablet are just like Toys.... If problem with note 7 is solved then NOTE 5 will be meaningful choice for them..

14. truthwins unregistered

You forgot Axon 7 and one plus 3 its a great device too.

2. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Stop sales, refund all or give opportunity to exchange to S7 models. Take time, test and find the root cause and fix. Get the upgraded model out then by December hodiday time with a boosted specs- 128GB ROM and 6GB RAM - that was already tested.

3. truthwins unregistered

And i hope they implement bigger battery because 6gb ram will consume more power. Any way my fire extinguisher and fire gloves are ready to tackle another explosion fiasco. Bring it on samsung

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I highly doubt we will see a new note any time soon, we might even see the S8 edge with pen instead of note 8, the note 8 line is dead, people got hurt, they recalled, then again same s**t, their reputation is down the hill and skipping the note line for at least a year is something I think they will do. Give time people to forget and gain trust with other models.

23. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Releasing the brand new note7 in December is not wise. By that time, galaxy s8 will be launched in just 3 months with new technology and perks. The note7 will not gain momentum.

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Where are the Samsung lovers? Seraching a news about an iPhone 3G that exploded!!!!!!!!

10. Papa_Ji

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Enjoying at your home.....LOL

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Where are the fanboys who say fake, bias, not Samsung's fault, best device in the market? It is clearly that Samsung screwed up big time.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I beginning to think it may be due to a flaw in the Note 7 design and not really a QC problem.

11. truthwins unregistered

Trying to jump from note 5 to note 7 but unfortunately felling into the well. It would be big negative hit for Samsung and at their cost a big positive hit for Apple. Iphone 7 and 7 plus which is not that a great upgrade would not have been a hit if samsung note 7 had not been in this disaster .

13. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Wonder if I can get a Note 7 on EBay? My toaster oven has become awful slooooooow.

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just get HTC M9... it can heat really fast, and reusable (and its much cheaper)

17. Derekjeter

Posts: 1557; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Losers above making fun of what can potentially hurt people make me sick. I don't like Samsung products also but for you guys to make fun of this is horrible. People that still have this phone just give it back. I know you thinks it's like your baby, trust me that how I feel about my 7 plus and my Nexus 6p but I've already returned my 7 plus jet black due to easy scratches and I returned the matte black I had due to over heating when charging. I know we love our phones but not to the point of them harming us. If I can do with out my Jetblack 7 plus you can do with out this. Samsung will bring out something amazing with the S8 just wait.

19. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's the problem with blind fanboys/haters, they celebrate and jump with joy when the company they hate has issues, regardless if that issue can cause harm. Yet when you contradict them they'll automatically label you a loyalist/fanboy. I wont be surprised if those losers suddenly start calling you Samsung fanboy because of your first statement

27. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

No one is happy that people got hurt, whats sad is samsung fanboys defending samsung all these weeks even though it was CLEAR that samsung did something really bad that got people and peoples properties burnt down.

20. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I see no other alternative. Note is a note! But yeah I have to surrender the phone upon notice, and will buy a Note 5.

21. Iphonei

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

I think this mobile is favorite of terrorists.

24. acruzlu unregistered

Nah, the iPhone is the favorite of terrorists since no one has died from the alleged explosions.

22. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Samsung should give up already, the Note 7 is done, they committed a mistake and you know what the old folks say, ¡ [censored] happens!

25. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I will hold on for samsung to fix this. It is the best phone on the market and I trust samsung to sort this problem. Especially with it being a 2nd recall. They know they can't afford a 3rd recall so when it comes to the market it will be right for sure

26. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

RIP Samsung

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