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It’s official! The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is dead

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Yesterday we told you that reports emerged that Samsung was temporarily halting production of the beleaguered Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The device is rather dangerous. Initial shipments of the very large phone proved to be explosive, while its replacements have instead been prone to catching on fire.

It looks like the situation’s become even worse for the South Korean electronics giant. They’ve halted production on the phone for good. In a statement on their UK website earlier today, Samsung suggested those who are using any version of the Note 7 kindly switch it off and go back to using whatever device they were using before.

“We now ask that you power down your device and return to using your previous phone,” a statement on Samsung’s UK site said, according to Eurogamer.

Since then Samsung Global has confirmed its forever halted production on the Note 7 – and issued a global recall.

“Taking our customer’s safety as our highest priority, we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7,” Samsung said in a statement, also saying earlier that “Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7.”

In somewhat related news, Oculus has disabled the use of the Gear VR app on the Note 7 in the wake of all of this, which makes sense really. Having an explosive or incendiary device strapped to your face. Users trying to run Gear VR on their Note 7’s are greeted with a message saying “until further notice, Note 7 devices will not be compatible with the Gear VR.”

On top of that, there are reports that Samsung washing machines are also exploding. It means the company has a PR crisis of note on its hands, and it’s going to take a lot to bounce back from this. I’m certainly not rushing to buy any Samsung products right now.

 

Last Updated: January 16, 2017

35 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    October 11, 2016 at 14:34

    Either you die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

    Samsung, you have failed this tech

    Reply

  2. Civ Scrub Bob

    October 11, 2016 at 14:35

    • Original Heretic

      October 11, 2016 at 14:37

      Jeez, this is the first time I’ve noticed Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rosdale in this pic.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        October 11, 2016 at 14:52

        OWEN “NOSE” WILSON

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      October 11, 2016 at 14:40

      XD

      Reply

  3. Original Heretic

    October 11, 2016 at 14:36

    Go ahead! Strap the incendiary device to one side of your face and see what happens!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/39d6f5af400c8b962a0d78e2eec2dd703e04f28e1610fc7cc81bf305c0b0db26.jpg

    Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 11, 2016 at 14:37

    It’s better to burn out than fade away.

    Reply

    • Civ Scrub Bob

      October 11, 2016 at 14:40

      The God-Emperor of the I(mperium)-phone demands that all heretics be burned.

      Reply

  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    October 11, 2016 at 14:40

    And people were so excited when it exploded on the scene

    Reply

    • Civ Scrub Bob

      October 11, 2016 at 14:41

      Nah, some were just fired up.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 11, 2016 at 14:44

        Oooh sick burn… or was it a third degree burn?

        Reply

    • HairyEwok

      October 11, 2016 at 15:27

      Samsung approves this comment
      http://i.imgur.com/FNcgi3f.jpg

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 11, 2016 at 16:12

        XD

        Reply

  6. K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    October 11, 2016 at 14:43

    While you’re at it, chuck your other Samsung phones in the bin.. awful phones.

    Reply

    • HairyEwok

      October 11, 2016 at 15:12

      Samsung trying save whats left of their mobile division.
      http://unbounce.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/photos/blog5-wompwomp.gif

      Reply

      • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

        October 11, 2016 at 15:17

        Now we know why they called it the Note, cause you know, paper burns easy.

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    • Dungeon of JJ

      October 11, 2016 at 15:44

      They’ve really gone down over the years.
      But put out the fire with a Latté and you have an iPhone.

      Reply

      • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

        October 11, 2016 at 15:54

        I’d say they’ve been pretty terrible since at very least the S3.

        Reply

        • Dungeon of JJ

          October 12, 2016 at 09:11

          Yea, I think the last Samsung I had was the S3, was a lovely phone though. It’s still perfect to this day, just dated.

          Reply

  7. K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    October 11, 2016 at 14:46

    Samsunk… BOOM!!

    Reply

  8. Archdruid Kromas

    October 11, 2016 at 14:51

    Imagine if AMD started making phones. 😛

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      October 11, 2016 at 14:55

      You’d get a AC integrated with every phone, not very portable but functional

      Reply

      • Archdruid Kromas

        October 11, 2016 at 15:22

        Then again they made the PS4 and Xbone and these have been the most solid consoles yet. No red ring of death and no PS2 heaters. 🙂

        Reply

  9. HairyEwok

    October 11, 2016 at 15:03

    When the tech guy at Samsung told the big shots not to go forward with the Note 7.
    https://m.popkey.co/9e4af7/KM8Gp.gif

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    • Aries

      October 11, 2016 at 15:08

      Guess thats why it explodes

      Reply

  10. chimera_85

    October 11, 2016 at 15:25

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Reply

  11. Dungeon of JJ

    October 11, 2016 at 15:41

    Time for a fresh restart Samsung. No note 8. That name is dead too now.

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    • HairyEwok

      October 11, 2016 at 15:52

      Well they can’t take Pad 😛

      Reply

  12. Craig "Crios" Boonzaier

    October 12, 2016 at 07:39

    Samsung misunderstood their clients when they asked for a lighter phone.

    Reply

  13. Andre Fourie

    October 12, 2016 at 08:26

  14. Andre Fourie

    October 12, 2016 at 08:26

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