R.I.P. Galaxy Note 7: Samsung Permanently Bans Device

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Here’s a big news coming from Samsung, company have officially confirmed that Note 7 has been permanently banned. Just few hours ago, Samsung released a statement asking consumers to switch off their Note 7 devices and they are investigating the matter with the concerned authorities.

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Now, after some span of hours, Samsung has made statement that they have permanently banned Note 7. Due to 100s of cases alone in the United States and several other in different countries across the globe has lead to the permanent ban on the Device.

Samsung in the statement said that they are banning Note 7 due “consumers quickly losing faith in the Note 7 name”. 

Here’s the full Statement:

Following worldwide reports of battery failures and fires with the Galaxy Note 7 in early September, including nearly 100 cases in the U.S. alone, Samsung and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a complete official recall of all Galaxy Note 7s in the U.S. Similar movements were made in Canada, as well as throughout Europe and Asia. Regions in which the phone had yet to launch simply postponed shipments of phones.

Weeks later, with the recall in full swing and old Note 7s being replaced by hundreds of thousands of new “safe” models, reports started to arise of the same exact failures happening with these replacement phones. With consumers quickly losing faith in the Note 7 name, carriers in early October voluntarily offered free returns and exchanges for all Note 7s, and eventually stopped selling the phone altogether.

Samsung has “permanently discontinued” the Galaxy Note 7, according to The Wall Street Journal. Reporting from Seoul, the outlet says that Samsung, in a filing to Korean regulators, said it would “permanently cease sales of the device.”

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