Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Latest News & Update: Korean Company In Crisis Mode After Device Disaster; New Zealand Block Samsung Variant; Exploding Washing Machines & More

By Daniel Flores , Updated Nov 07, 2016 11:22 AM EST
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After the major release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the handheld device has been having trouble lately with its battery that cause the device to explode. With that said, Samsung is trying its best to have a solution to the problem, but with all that has happen, the Korean company may never bounce back from its former glory.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Block From New Zealand

New Zealand just recently issued a network block for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from the country's wireless carriers starting November 18. According to Engadget, users can use WIFI for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but New Zealand uses the same IMEI hardware identifier that blocks cellular function from stolen phones, making Samsung Galaxy Note 7 useless.

Meanwhile, New Zealand's telecommunications Forum states that there is now a small number of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 holdouts left in the country. The local providers in the country also don't want to take any more chances if a consumer has an accident due to the device exploding.

Exploding Washing Machines From Samsung

Other than that, Samsung also faces another problem from one of their products in the market that includes washing machines. It seems that it's not just the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 having a problem exploding, but also with the company's washing machines.

Recent reports state that Samsung Electronics washing machines reportedly exploded and several people had claimed to be injured as a result. Samsung has dealt with the users and the company will be giving the consumers free in-house repairs, an extension in the warranty and a rebate in purchasing another Samsung brand.

In other news, Steve Kocach from Samsung talked to Business Insider about the recurring problems that the company has faced today. Kocach stated in the publication that if Samsung doesn't change, the company will not survive.

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