Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Latest News & Update: Tech Giant Halts Production, Recalls All Devices Due To Battery Explosions? More Details Here
There are several reports spreading last week that the owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 witnessed their device explode while it is charging. With this incident, Samsung might probably stop the new mobile phones' shipments to its distributors.
According to an article from Reuters, Samsung decided to delay the shipments of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The delay is caused by the said incidents. Samsung will conduct some additional tests for quality assurance on its products. Samsung did not explain more on the product tests main reason but some tech experts also believe that this step is done to investigate further on the cause of the recent battery trouble.
Meanwhile, South Korean news agency Yonhap has reported that Samsung has stopped deliveries of the new Galaxy Note 7 to three major carriers. Officials from carriers SK Telecom Co., KT Corp., and LG Uplus Corp have confirmed that they have stopped receiving shipments from the Korean tech giant early this week.
However, according to Yonhap, a South Korean news agency, Samsung has stopped delivering the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 unit to three major carriers. The three carriers are SK Telecom Co., KT Corp., and LG Uplus Corp. The officials of the three carriers have confirmed that they have not received any shipments from Samsung earlier this week.
A company official spoke to Yonhap and said that Samsung estimates that less than 0.1% of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sold devices were affected and that the root of the problem was traced back to the devices' battery. But, even a very small percentage can be extremely hazardous risk and Samsung is not ready for it. The Samsung official also said that they are about to issue a recall of all the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that were sold globally.
According to Android Police, the announcement should happen within a week, while Samsung irons out the kinks of making a recall with its dealers like Verizon in the U.S. The results of Samsung's investigation into the matter should be made public. This issue is definitely not good to our mobile industry, especially at the level and popularity that Samsung operates at. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more Samsung Galaxy Note 7 news and updates!