In what seemed inevitable after a really stormy path since its release, Korean Giants, Samsung, have finally pulled the plug on the Galaxy Note 7.
The move is seen as the only option left to take by Samsung after continued reports of replacement Note 7 units going up in flames, exploding, overheating or smoking have been making the rounds lately. The most notable being the evacuation of passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight 994 meant to leave Louisville to Baltimore, USA, because a passenger’s Note 7 reportedly started smoking.
You will recall that barely a couple of weeks after the release of the Galaxy Note 7, about 35 cases of exploding units of the Note 7 were reported across the USA, with a lot more reports of units overheating and others with unusual battery discharge.
Despite rebound attempts to recapture lost markets, customer loyalty and redeem its image, by recalling and replacing all Note 7 units sold all up till now, advicing customers not to charge their Note 7 units beyond 60% and even distinguishing the replaced Note 7 units from the originally sold units, the overheating and exploding episodes still continue.
This past week, notable carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T stopped selling the Galaxy Note 7, as well as stopped its replacement program for the faulty units. This followed after many airport authorities banned the Note 7 from being carried into airports and airlines across the World.
Samsung has however adviced users of existing Note 7 units to switch them off indefinitely.