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 are 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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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Good sign that they didn't sweep this under carpet.

16. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Samjunk... Burn baby burn. Again rushing something that's not ready. Very sloppy quality control.

18. LiveFaith

Posts: 492; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

None. None at all. Ingenious insight.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I can tell that the fact that they've got the best devices on the market just causes severe rump swelling for you.

41. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

If it happens to an iPhone, what say you?

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This can happen to any phone regardless of what some experts say.

5. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

It can, would be nice if certain people would remember that the next time it happens to another brand... Hmm.

21. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

What other company had it wide spread to where it shut down shipment of a brand new device? Most incidents have been older phones being charged by third party power supply.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Two reports. At least one with a cheap, third party charger. So, what's your point?

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Or should have shutdown shipments of the device. Like a device bending and causing the battery to explode should have halted shipments. A phone dropping calls do to poor antenna design, should have stopped shipments. The shipments are only stopped for the Exynos variant which is made in limited amount compared to the SD version. I'm glad Samsung did this because it means they care. Not like that pu$$yy @$$ fruit company in California that you love so much and could care less if their product kills you.

7. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

it seems this early launches of note series since note 5..are doing harm Sammy.. not enough time to do their quality assurance..pengate and this now? well Sammy should up it's game...its been on a comfort zone since successful launch of curved displays and design changes being too much assured of good client responses

6. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

How come no one is trolling about Note 7? If this happens to iPhone, all of the Android Fanboys would troll about iPhone...

8. Fona13A unregistered

How can people do this if they have an actual living? Living off Social Security not giving them enough free time?

10. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No one is trolling? Are you even reading the comments?

11. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1339; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Because Samsung did what any sensible company in this situation should do. Halt shipments to isolate the problem or defect and fix it before more than 9 people are affected by it and are physically hurt. It's better than a recall later or potentially being on the losing side of multi-million $ lawsuits if it is indeed a defect.

13. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1339; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Also read the comments on the article posted a few hours ago before there was official confirmation if you really want to see some trolling.

12. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

1/2 baked product. no one is trolling because 90% of PA's audience are S-sheep and they feel like fools out of $900 dollars rushing out to buy an S7 with Pen.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No one is trolling because they're have been more reports of iPhones exploding than the two reports of the Note 7 (which the overwhelming majority of reviewers are calling the best large phone).

27. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

But Samsung stopped selling Note 7 which means a serious problem relating to the phone itself. iPhone cases were relating to fake chargers.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Obviously you are stupid and can't read. The question is what converter were they using to charge the phone. In the first photo of an exploded phone, you can see they were using a non-Samsung cable with the USB to USB Tyoe C adapter

34. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Stop selling means serious problem. You must accept this fact dear stupid Samsung lover. They need to put a fire extinguisher in the box.....hahahahaha

15. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

s**tty quality control.

19. Romantico3pe

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Burn in gate

20. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Death by Note 7 coming soon.

26. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

My note 7 is running perfect and no quality control issues. Maybe the South Korean phones come from another factory?

28. AlikMalix unregistered

My sisters Samsung Galaxy s6 also combusted and burned up the charging cable. Thais happened last week. I already sent info and photos - we'll see if they report it.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yea sure! Even if what you say is true, what does that have to do with this?

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No they are Exynos variants. Its the only one having the issue. Its the International version of the Note 7

36. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Thanks techie

33. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

and that's what I have been shouting it loud since last year. Samsung really didn't need to launch Note 7 as early as August. They could have easily waited till IFA or even later if it required to, but they really should have outed it with SD 821( hell if it doesn't make any significant performance boost) or newer SD processor, and should have worked out really well on its stability. How long is it gonna take OEMs to learn this simple lesson that "Me 1st" doesn't (perhaps never) mean better sales or product verdict. Example: LG G3, LG G Flex 2, LG G5 and many more. It really makes me sad that a device with Samsung really had so much potential to truly knock it out of the park this year turned out to be just another overpriced-run-of-the-mill-large-display phone. sigh!

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