Samsung temporarily halts production of the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung temporarily halts production of the Galaxy Note 7
UPDATE (Oct 10, 2016): Samsung has confirmed that it is "adjusting" Galaxy Note 7 shipment volumes as a response to the reports of "safe" units catching fire. The move should give the company better control over the revised units' quality, as well as the chance to perform thorough inspections. No further clarifications on the matter have been given, hence we're not sure if deliveries of the Note 7 have been halted or slowed down.

Original news story follows below:

According to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, Samsung has temporarily suspended production of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 replacement units. This news comes from an unnamed source who works for a company that partners with Samsung. This past week has been a disaster for the phablet with at least four explosions of replacement units taking place.

Earlier today, both AT&T and T-Mobile announced that they were no longer allowing subscribers to  exchange their recalled Galaxy Note 7 handsets for the replacement models. In addition, neither carrier will sell you the phablet. A South Korean government official repeated previous warnings that the phone should not be used or charged inside airplanes.

Will this temporary production halt be the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the entire Galaxy Note line? The phablet got off to a great start when originally launched in August. But with one recall under the belt and a second one likely, the Galaxy Note name becomes a punchline for late night comedians and one that the public might be scared of buying in the future.


via CNBC, Reuters

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90 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well, this may be the end of the line for the Note 7, and maybe even the note brand. This is what happens when you skip the Note 6 and go straight to 7, too early for its time.

10. Unordinary unregistered

This is what happens when you try and beat Apple. You shoot yourself in the foot.

23. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So Apple is some kind of god now? No wonder it has cult followers like you. Regarding the Note 7, such a shame.

42. Unordinary unregistered

Its so funny. I know exactly who keeps replyig to my posts before I even click on the notification lmao. Keep being in denial. Samsung skipped the 6 branding to compete with iPhone -seven-. Samsung rushed their half baked devices to the market. Samsungs fully baked phones start coming out of the oven with a bang. Woohoo :) But yes, if you think post 10 translates to "Apple is some kind of god?", then by all means, whatever floats your boat hahaha

44. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Denial? Did I say the Note 7 isn't exploding or what? The issue is real and I'm not denying it. I'm just tired of you Apple worshippers jumping in the bandwagon. Also, I reply not only to you, there are also other trolls here who provide entertainment just like you.

48. Unordinary unregistered

Denying the obvious, obviously. Boy, another brigader as dumb as a box of rocks

49. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Stop describing yourself too much.

70. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Idiot

69. Stranded87

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Actually the name change was probably more to bring it in line with the S7, but it does seem they might have rushed it to compete with Apple.

58. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Butt hurt??? Jealous??? LOL Yes it's a bloody shame. Shame on people who defended the bomb too.

61. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Shame on trolls like you too.

62. truthwins unregistered

Your username says no to fanboys but you are clearly the biggest samsung fan on this site. Shame on trolls like you too.

64. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Hey trollwins, what's up? Last time I checked I'm using a Sony phone and an Apple tablet, planning to buy a ZTE Axon 7 as my next phone. Now go back to your mom's basement and cry about how stupid you are.

98. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

So they gone from you have to have the phon plug-in to go wrong and now they just go wrong and all they done is moved to the iphone battery maker and now they got even bigger problems, something is very wrong and it's not Samsung

97. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

If Samsung is smart the they ought to deliver an S7 Edge to these customers and as a commercial apology a free Gear VR headset and a voucher for some VR software. A S7 Edge is almost the same size, a slightly bigger battery (that doesn't explode) and has most o/t features bar the Note-Pen. So I wouldn't mind if I'd gotten a S7 Edge instead of a Note 7. Hopefully they learned their lesson the hard way and start producing devices with user-replaceable batteries again.

11. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Samsung needs to hurry up and make an official statement. They are doing a horrible job with this entire situation, especially after hiding replacement explosions: http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/9/13215728/samsung-galaxy-note-7-third-fire-smoke-inhalation

27. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yup, that's sadly true. As much as I love my Note 7, If Samsung decides they aren't going to replace it, then I am taking the loss and I am selling it for cheap and get my self another phone. Samsung is obviously hiding something, and this is what have kept me paranoid about keeping my phone for good.

34. lucasho2312

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I don't know what you guys are still waiting. They have halted production of Note 7 in Vietnam and it's on Vietnam news. tinhte.vn/threads/samsung-chinh-thuc-tam-dung-viec​-san-xuat-galaxy-note-7-ke-ca-o-viet-nam.2649058/

39. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Samsung are kinda refusing to replace mine. At first they made it clear they won't replace mine, now they are asking me to wait till the end of this month. Who knows if I am gonna end up getting it replaced or not lol

45. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

And yet, as long as you still have your hands on one, you'll still be labeled Samsung loyalist by some stupid trolls here.

81. acruzlu unregistered

Since when a Vietnamese news station speaks for Samsung?

55. truthwins unregistered

This is what happens when you neglect safety over sales number. samsung got what they deserved .

89. YOURDADkid unregistered

@Finalflash "This is what happens when you skip the Note 6 and go straight to 7, too early for its time" WTF!!! Do you have know what you talking about?? You look like 10

91. TheChukwu

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

I dont think so at all. The Note Brand is held in the highest regard. Is this an absolite disaster? Its close, but as you can see by those who do own a Note 7 (myself included) the sentiment is that Samsung fix this issue once and for all! I actually think any disdain falls on Samsung, not the Note. I know personally that i am still on board with thr Note. Some may not. But we all know these things are part of the industry. Its a very bad situation but by actually taking this lick on the chin maybe it will alliw Samsung to proceed with much more caution when attempting to move release schedules up for their biggest flagship devices. But as for the future of the Note, i dont think this changes anything

2. lucasho2312

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Thank you Samsung.

3. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

RIP Note 7. Let's not rush releasing another phone to beat iPhone without reasonable quality control.

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i bet the galaxy s8 will be the best dual cam, but consumers now are just tired of the faulty note7,watch out sammy, LG might still the spot light in MWC.

82. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

i believe you meant "steal the spotlight"

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn damn damn Sammy. I'll see you for the Note 8. This phone is so feature packed, it could go 2 years without an update, and still lead the pack. Make the Note 8 that way. Trolls in 3 2 1.......

8. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

No phone that has over 50 legitimate reports of exploding over the course of 2 months will ever lead the pack. The Note 7 is one of the worst smartphones money can buy. Period.

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