Following five reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones catching fire in one week, Samsung is halting sales of the device globally.
Samsung announced today that it’s asking all of its carrier and retail partners around the world to stop sales and exchanges of the Note 7 while it investigates recent reports of devices catching fire. Any consumers with a Note 7 — including both original and replacement models — are urged to stop using the device and power it down.
Samsung also says that it’s working with regulatory bodies to investigate the recent reports of replacement Note 7s that’ve caught fire.
Considering all of the bad news about the Galaxy Note 7 that’s come out in recent days, Samsung’s decision doesn’t come as a surprise. It’s still a good move for Samsung to make, though, while it investigates why the replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones have been catching fire.
Now that Samsung is halting Note 7 sales globally and urging owners to power down their devices, do you think that the Note 7 is done for? Or do you think that the device will be able to recover from this situation?