$5.4 billion dollars…just let that sink in folks.
That is the estimated cost at Samsung for them pulling the Galaxy Note 7 off the market shelves this week. In a month filled with mass confusion around the now infamous combustible Note 7, this was a heart-breaking but necessary move the South Korean tech firm could have done. What this has revealed however, is that Samsung still has no idea what caused this issue to occur in the first place. The first theory floating around, was that the batteries were faulty- however after the first recall was issued, Samsung switched to a different battery manufacturer. That of course did not change anything at all, because once again, a good set of units caught fire.
Because consumers’ safety remains our top priority, Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 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.
The above statement from Samsung should be taken very seriously from all Note 7 owners. This is truly a sad day for all Samsung fans- after the Apple iPhone 7 released to “meh” acclaim, it was the Note 7’s time to shine and dominate the flagship phone arena atleast till the end of the year. What this recall will do to Samsung’s reputation is anyone’s guess really. I would not be surprised if the Note line gets a re-branding for the next year’s iteration
So readers what do you think caused these phones to explode. Sloppy engineering? Cheap parts? Karma? Let us know down below
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