Samsung chief apologizes for Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, promises to regain customer trust
Samsung Electronics' mobile chief vowed to find the exact cause of the defective Galaxy Note 7 units, so the company won't make the same mistake again. He also promised to do everything in his power “to restore trust of consumers so that they can use Samsung products without any safety concerns.”
Many of Mr. Koh Dong-jin's supporters among the company's employees posted messages in favor of Samsung's president, which were meant to boost the morale of other employees.
Samsung's president thanked all employees who supported him during these tough times and said that he was just as frustrated in the last couple of weeks.
Unfortunately, rumor has it that Samsung Group plans to remove Koh Dong-jing from his leadership position. It remains to be seen whether or not the company's president will get to keep its promise, or Samsung will replace him with someone else before the reason behind the Galaxy Note 7 explosions gets revealed.
This story is part of:The explosive Galaxy Note 7 saga (140 updates)
9 November Canadian couple abroad had to destroy their Note 7 phones to get home, files class action lawsuit against SamsungAlright, the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco is almost over. Samsung has recalled all of the units and issued a software update that limits active phones batteries to a 60% charge to incite people that haven't returned theirs yet to do so. On top of that, the company is posting apology after apology — a string, which culminated in a full-page remorseful letter to its customers, posted in some magazines yesterday.
8 November Samsung Canada will exchange Galaxy Note 7s, bought from a third-partyEver since the official recall of the Galaxy Note 7 was put into motion, there has been a particular group of buyers that wondered what will happen with their devices now. That is the portion of the users that bought the phablet off eBay, Swappa or similar unauthorized sites and resellers...
3 November Samsung promises to work hard towards regaining consumer trustThe Galaxy Note 7 saga is almost behind us (or at least we hope it is), but the aftermath of it is still very serious for Samsung. Not only did the tech giant lose enough money to make any CEO cringe, but it also felt serious repercussions on its brand image...
3 November Samsung promises to get rid of its Galaxy Note 7 stockpiles with minimal damage to the environmentSamsung says that it's reviewing ways of limiting the environmental impact caused by the Galaxy Note 7 discontinuation...
1 November Chinese customers outraged after Samsung execs kneeled to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 fiascoIn return, Samsung held an event in a Chinese city where many of the local distributors were invited. Furthermore, in order to thank these retailers for their continuing support of the brand, all Samsung execs present at the event, as well as all other members of the staff kneeled on the stage in front of the audience...
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