Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is dead

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Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 on the 2nd August, and it was officially released on the 19th August. However, on the 15th September Samsung recalled 2.5 million phones after complaints of exploding batteries.

The tech giant insisted that the replacements were safe but as of the 10th October, Samsung officially recalled the device for the second time.

So here’s what you need to know…

First, if you were considering buying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 then don’t for obvious reasons.

Second, if you already have a Galaxy Note 7, turn it off straight away and return it to the place of purchase ASAP. You will be able to get a refund or exchange it for a different Samsung phone.

Samsung has now permanently stopped production of the Galaxy Note 7 and have put a halt to any replacement sales.

Worryingly, it doesn’t look like Samsung has got to the bottom of what caused their devices to overheat and catch fire in the first place.

Obviously Samsung’s share prices have taken a massive hit (around £14 billion), and the reoccurring issue is likely to have lasting damage for the brand.

This is also likely lead to an increase in sales for Apple’s iPhone 7 and Google’s Pixel, as these were the phones the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was supposed to be competing against. 

Luke Stanley