Samsung now confirms that shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are halted for additional tests
We have seen multiple reports of the Galaxy Note 7 exploding while charging, with disturbing images of the high-end phablet turning into a burnt-out mess. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been hard to find in some markets, thanks to the heavy demand for the device. With the demand- supply balance leaning heavily toward the former, the company previously said that it was doing everything it can to boost production of the 5.7-inch phablet.
Halting shipments to conduct additional testing could be a huge blow to Samsung, especially with the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus expected to be unveiled on September 7th. A lengthy delay could see Apple launching its new models before the Galaxy Note 7 resumes shipping. According to reliable source Evan Blass, the new iPhone units will be released on September 16th. Thus far, Samsung has not indicated how long the shipping halt will be in place.
This story is part of:The explosive Galaxy Note 7 saga (140 updates)
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