Samsung now confirms that shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are halted for additional tests

Samsung now confirms that shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 have been halted for additional tests
Earlier this morning, we told you that news reports indicated that Samsung had halted shipments of its red hot Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (no pun intended) to South Korean carriers. At that hour, the manufacturer refused to confirm or deny the delay in shipping the device. But now, Reuters is attributing to Samsung a statement that reads "Shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are being delayed due to additional tests being conducted for product quality."

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.

source: Reuters
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