Samsung to pay suppliers for unused Galaxy Note 7 parts, compensations incoming too

The Galaxy Note 7 saga continues with yet another statement from Samsung that highlights some of its decisions concerning the suppliers providing components for the recently recalled phablet.

Since Samsung was forced to recall the Galaxy Note 7 and permanently discontinued the smartphone, many suppliers have been left with fairly sizeable components stocks, which can't be used for something else.

On top of that, the South Korean company hasn't determined the cause of Galaxy Note 7 explosions, so most of these parts are useless since one of them could be at fault for the issues Samsung has confronted with in the last couple of months.

But the handset maker announced it will continue to pay all suppliers for unused Galaxy Note 7 parts. Moreover, Samsung announced that it will offer compensations for these unfinished components and pay for all materials that suppliers needed to make Note 7 parts.

Also, the South Korean company is considering giving these suppliers additional orders for other smartphones to limit the losses they might had to suffer due to the Galaxy Note 7 discontinued production.

Samsung's decision comes after the South Korean government expressed concerns about the impact that the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco might have on the country's economy, especially that some of the companies that produce parts for Samsung are based in this country.

The handset maker has decided to ramp up the production of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge phones to supplement the demand for Galaxy Note 7 units, but also to offer them as replacements to those who choose to continue using Samsung smartphones.

The suppliers that still stock Galaxy Note 7 unused parts might be offered new contracts for Galaxy S7 components to help Samsung increase production.

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1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

But. But. I still want a cheap non exploding refurbished Note 7....

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"non exploding Note 7" good luck with that.

13. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I have 2 Note 7's in my house. They haven't exploded. You think it luck? Or by design?

6. Unordinary unregistered

12. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

It will be called S8

3. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Waiting the news: Samsung to stop manufacturing smartphones.

4. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

That'll never happen

14. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

You know, if we just ignored the fools, they would go away. Why waste time even responding to a lunatic, who is only here to troll?

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Can you wait forever?

7. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

This is the stupidest kiddo speech I ever seen.

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Recalling then stop manufacturing Note 7 was a stupid kiddo dream but finally it happened!!!!!!

11. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

No more Samsung, but we still got other brands. You go ahead to continue dreaming that other brand going disaster.

16. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Sorry, for me Samsung represents all Android phones. I call them all Samsung!!!!!

15. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

oh right.. because losing Samsung as a phone manufacturer would help you how? Lose Samsung and Apple will have nobody to push for them to innovate, not that they really do anyway. The industry NEEDS the titans to stick around and push each other.

8. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015


17. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Sarcastic Response, or not so sarcastic response....... I can't choose, I'll put both down Response #1 Might be a little toasty though ;) Response #2 Might be a bit chilly though, just a teeny bit ;)

9. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

A sensible move by Samsung: they will need these suppliers for all their other phones.

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