Safety Alert! Samsung Stops The Production of Note 7 (Explosives)

The Genesis

In August 2016, Android users were pretty excited when South Korean’s largest company announced the launch of its newest device, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with key features such as the S-pen, water resistance, extended battery life and a glorious screen it sure looked like a phone one would want to get a hold of, but the phone’s lifespan has been cut short due to various unexpected challenges. .

The Explosions

Various worldwide reports of Note 7’s fire and explosion incidents due to a battery cell issue forced Samsung to recall the old devices to replace them with new ones which continued to see further issues.

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This led to the world’s biggest smartphone maker telling Note 7 owners to stop using the phones and return them, stopping the sale of the phone in its retail stores before permanently discontinuing the production of the Note 7 in a statement released on the 11th October 2016.

Because consumers’ safety remains our top priority, Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7 while the investigation is taking place.
“Consumers with either an original Galaxy Note 7 or replacement Galaxy Note 7 device should power down and stop using the device and take advantage of the remedies available.”

What Now, Should I Keep using my Note 7?

No!

Here’s what you should do if you own one.

1. Stop using it immediately, and switch it off.

2. Don’t recharge it.

3. Keep it away from Airplanes.

4. Visit your local Samsung store, mobile provider or the retail outlet where you bought the phone in exchange it for a different, non-Note 7 phone.

Farewell Note 7 till we never meet again, meanwhile am sure Samsung will be looking to its next flagship, the Galaxy S8, to rebuild consumer trust.