Samsung said to kill off Note brand

Samsung said to kill off Note brand
According to a report out of Russia, Samsung is going to drop the Note name from any future device. An anonymous source inside Samsung's Russian operations says that the company is concerned that the reputation of the Note brand has been destroyed by the many explosions that damaged several units of the phone. Both the recalled and replacements models have ignited leading Samsung to discontinue production of the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung has told its carrier partners to stop exchanging recalled phones for the replacement units. In addition, Samsung has told its partners to stop selling the phone. Turning to its customers, Samsung has asked those with either Galaxy Note 7 phone to turn them off and refrain from turning them back on.

According to the source inside Samsung, a poll revealed that more than 50% of consumers polled now have a negative feeling about the brand. The  very first Samsung Galaxy Note was released on October 28th, 2011. It was the first smartphone to carry a screen larger than 5-inches. The display actually measured 5.3-inches, and carried an 800 x 1280 resolution.

source: Hi-Tech@mail.ru (translated)

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103 Comments

1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Good move. Given how poorly they handled the exploding Note 7's situation, the best thing to do is have a new start under a completely different brand name.

35. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Not only this, but the Note was a terrible step in the wrong direction. I believe the phablet craze will die out and people will laugh at the absurdity of giant phones. Mobiles were becoming less mobile. Screen real estate at even 6 inches is not expansive enough to make the media experience worthwhile unless it came to a minimum of 8 inches to even be worthwhile.

50. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

This is one of the most ignorant comments I have seen on here. Next time refrain from your beliefs based solely on opinion and preferences. Not all of us have female or midget hands and we'd prefer a phablet.

57. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

^^ I second that. Ranting against the Note series or against phablets in general, based on opinions which are nothing but subjective, is ignorant to say the least.

69. KParks23

Posts: 723; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I'm going to carry the biggest thing I'm comfortable with! right now my 6p is pushing the boundaries I wouldn't get a phone with larger dimensions.. screen size is irrelevant if it fits in my pocket and I'm comfortable carrying it,

52. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I don't think so. If anything we are seeing more phablets come out than ever. Nearly 50% of all iPhone sales are for the larger Plus version which, due to its bezel size, is larger than a lot of other phablets that sport larger screens. Just to show you how popular they are and continuing to be: in 2013 there were an estimated 30 million phablets. In 2016 that number is 146 million.

54. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Just because big phones aren't your thing doesn't mean it's "absurd" for other people. To me it's less of a "phone" than it is a combination computer/camera I can fit in my pocket. For this purpose, bigger is better (to a point, obviously). I will agree though that there's a serious lack of small phones worth owning. I own (and regularly carry and use) both a Nexus 6 and a S4 Mini (4.3" screen).

61. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

That's why all companies now make phones in multiple sizes. How is more choice a step in the wrong direction if your preference is still served?

65. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

unfortunately all the "small" ones are crap! They still use those goddamn SD61x SoC's :-(

95. Leo_MC

Posts: 7272; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The regular iPhone, the SE are powerful devices.

66. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

As an Apple fan, I completely disagree with this statement. Phablets are here to stay!! Big screens were the main thing I wanted from Android back in the day.

86. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The Note series have historically had the highest satisfaction rate of any phone in the Apple loving country called the United States. Yes, that includes beating the local iPhones. If you think the concept of the Note series is going anywhere, think again. If something leaves, it's just the Note name.

96. Leo_MC

Posts: 7272; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I too believe the phablets are going to transform in the future, but then again, so will the phones.

97. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

Looks like you are still living in the jobs era.... Even Apple has moved on...

98. DaveElliott

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Happy that you got the monkeys to dance?

40. Furbal unregistered

Its not the Note name though, it'll be the whole galaxy series that is affected

73. jasrockett

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

That would be a ridiculous outcome. It's not the whole Note line it's 1 or 2 components in 1 model. I understand your logic and could see how this might happen but really people, is that what it's come to. Should "mostly" kids on social media drive such a ridiculous outcome. But the public can turn on a dime to put down anyone through social media these days. I've been onboard the Note line since Note 1 but only because for me it's the best phone out there. Been using the S7 Edge for a few weeks and I can honestly say I don't like it. I miss the pen every day and the edge screen causes so much odd behaviour due to me fat numb finhers

87. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Ya. That's a good move by Sammy. Just beating a dead horse won't do much for them here after. They can create an entirely new phone and they are capable of that. Good luck!

2. phldlphn unregistered

I was just reading the article where PA asked readers if the name should be changed or kept, haha. If this report is true, I think it's a good idea. The Note series will forever be remembered as the phone that blew it ...

4. phldlphn unregistered

Granted, I did have the Note 3, Note 4, and Note 5 and the Note 5 is still one of my favorite phones. I honestly didn't like the Note 4 as I had many random restart issues, poor reception, poor call quality. The Note 5 was mint though.

17. truthwins unregistered

Yup not only their note series would be remembered but their exploding washing machine and electronic tooth brush will be always remembered

31. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Samsung has had intentions of somehow killing note line since note 5 when it started giving features similar to S line.. rather than it be superior.. wanted to remain with S line and sPlus.. to be like Apple... if ever it drops the stylus.. I'll be done with its brand... hope other Oems will soon capitalize on this and introduce real phablet notes.. eg LG, or Microsoft..surface phone

3. truthwins unregistered

Hehe now no more stupid stylus .

6. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

lol I'm sure the Note series will continue under a different name. All the money they invested into stylus tech isn't going anywhere.

9. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

You're a waste of a human...why would they stop making phones with a stylus that obviously has made them millions way before this incident. They're just dropping the name

15. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Aww, you're like that spoilt brat at the playground who doesn't have the latest toys out and gloats at other children who do when said toys get confiscated by the teacher. Don't worry thou, this is the adult world, Samsung phones will still have a stylus and Apple's will not. But hey, maybe if you beg hard enough and buy enough dumb wireless Airbuds Apple might just give you one in like 5 years...for an extra $200.

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hahahaha, this ignorant fool actually thinks a name change will do anything to the actual tech...guess such numbskulls are the reason why apple can get away with selling garbage at a premium with fancy names like "retina display"/"iSight".

63. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Have you ever used a newer S Pen?

88. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

Give your trolling a break will you

89. TechNeck

Posts: 651; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Pro anyone? No? Ok, I'll leave..

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