This was bound to happen, sooner or later. After reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7 handsets catching fire started coming in it was only a matter of time before Samsung either recalled it for the second time or killed it altogether. It has opted for the latter. Samsung today announced that it’s ending production of the Galaxy Note 7. It will no longer be sold and the company’s carrier partners will no longer give out replacement units to those still in possession of a recalled Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung first announced the recall last month after it confirmed that the Galaxy Note 7 had a battery cell defect. It decided to voluntarily replace more than 2.5 million units with new, safe ones that were not supposed to have the same issue.
That didn’t turn out to be the case. There have been nearly two dozen reports of the replacement units catching fire in the same fashion. Samsung’s carrier partners in the United States already stopped selling and offering replacements, and today the company officially confirmed that the Galaxy Note 7 is no more.
It’s a shame since the Galaxy Note 7 had so much potential. It was truly one of the best flagship phones to come out this year but it’s of no use to the company now. It hasn’t been confirmed so far whether some changes to the company’s management will be made following the disaster that has been the Galaxy Note 7.
If you’re still in possession of a Galaxy Note 7 – recalled or replacement – you should power it down and take it back to where you purchased it from. Most carriers and retail partners will allow you to exchange it for any other device. Some are even offering refunds.