Samsung tells ALL Galaxy Note 7 owners to power down the device – original AND replacement models

Samsung has issued a press release this afternoon related to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 replacement units. Since last week, at least six of them have exploded including the latest incident that took place at a South Korean Burger King. That explosion was caught on video. Supposedly a "safer" version of the phablet because of the different battery employed on the model, the replacement units have proven to be as dangerous as the original models...
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98. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They offered me a watch, but I said I'd think about it. They said I could do payments. I wonder what's wrong with the note.

99. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

No idea but it looks like just a bad design. They probably cut some corners to release the phone a month early. Idk man but always better to be safe than sorry.

104. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, same here. I saw the writing on the wall with the Note 7.

81. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Galaxy Note 7 = The Greatest Phone of all 30 days! Congrats Samsung! U really blew up the competition this time!

87. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Went ahead and exchanged mine today, and we're doing my wife's as I type this. The press release did it for me. Gonna use my 6S Plus till Friday, and grab a Note 5.

116. tedkord

Posts: 17183; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm still deciding what I want. The Note 5 and Pixel XL are great, but no microsd. The Edge 7 has microsd, but I don't like the edges on it as much. The S7 is too small, and so many other phones Verizon won't certify for their network. I really hope Samsung figures out what is causing the issues and reissues the phone. There's just nothing as good out there.

145. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You said that right man. Without the battery issue, its tops.

107. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Techie, where are you?

109. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

Even though you are a huge Samsung Fan I think that you should listed to their advice... I mean If you thrust this company that much you should believe them when they say "Do not use this phone" it is dangerous or not... it is under investigation or not... I rather (If I had one) turn it off until they say that is either safe or that I have to buy another... be smart, not a blind fan.

110. ebfields

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Such a pity that the hottest phone for 2016 actually turns out to be just that.......the hottest phone for 2016. I was so longing and waiting to upgrade my Note5 but I'll wait for the next one.

128. tedkord

Posts: 17183; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The Note 5 is still better than 90%+ of phones out there, so you're good for now. I'm thinking I'll go back to that. Just checked VZWs site, and it's still the same price it was when I bought it over a year ago. That surprised me.

130. Iphonei

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

End of Samsung, Sony is the best.

140. tedkord

Posts: 17183; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Samsung will be around long after you and I are gone.

131. TechSingularity

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Everyone is bashing or defending the Note 7 in this firery fiasco & I'm just over here waiting for the V20 to drop at the end of the month.

132. TechSingularity

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Feel bad for Sammy nevertheless. Tough break.

136. ebilcake

Posts: 1221; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Just caught it on the BBC and they said the official advise is to stop using them and exchange it for a device made by somebody else. It's not bad advice parse but Samsung would never say that.


Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Now that's what I am taking about! this decision should be made one month ago.

156. Foxgabanna

Posts: 582; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

This is what happens when you make a broke mans iPhone. Attention to detail is what makes Apple great and the Chevrolet of the group (Samsung) is just a giant "Me Too" Trying to play with the Lamborghinis. Pick up a real phone and get yourself an iPhone 7 Plus.

158. nique0201

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

I still think these new reports are fraud. I will reserve judgment until the results from the test are out. I think the few reports are phones that were tampered with in order to cash out. And I think Sammy is just taking precaution because of the growing reports.

159. Beastmode1

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

To all samsung fans out there including my self yes the note 7 was one of the best phablets out there but now its gone this is coming from a samsung fan for many years ive have ever galaxy S line model the day of launch every year but i just fear for peoples safety return your note 7 id get and s7 edge if you want to stick with samsung but there are other great android phones on the market by other makers dont run the risk guys lets wait a lilttle while and hope they can fix it and bring it back better than ever ,i dont think they handled this badly at all my friend has a note 7 and i have been following the case with him closely he was contacted by samsung directly they were very helpful and speedy to attempt to fix his issue he has replaced his note for another model and a few freebies too , I havnt lost complete faith thats for sure but maybe just a little an honest phonearena member ....

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