As you might have heard, after fighting the good fight, it seems like Samsung is calling it quits as far as the Galaxy Note 7 is concerned as they have announced that they will be ending production of the phone. The phone will also no longer be sold, and there will also no longer be replacement units given to those who still own the device.
The company is also asking customers who still own the handset to return them, although with reports that postal services and couriers are refusing to ship the handset, Samsung has decided to try and protect it as much as they can to make the shipping process safer. How will they do that? According to users who have received the return kit, it apparently features a fire-proof box and a pair of gloves.
Yup, it seems that the handsets are so dangerous that Samsung is acknowledging that they can catch fire anytime, so insulating the device and protecting the user makes sense. It is also said that Samsung will be opting for ground shipping, thus reducing the risk of the phone exploding mid-flight.
It is rather unfortunate that Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup had to be marred by the exploding Note 7 handsets, especially since reviews of the phone were largely positive, but here’s hoping that Samsung has learnt from their mistakes and we won’t see a repeat performance with future devices.