that's the best thing that could happen to a copycat company...what was the last thing samesung came up with on their own?....yes copying apple in every way! now I m hearing that galaxy s8 will not have headphone jack and not a clickable home button....if samesung has little shame then better get out of mobile phone business...look at htc, lg, motorla, google....Huawei...they all are making phones and selling them without copying apple! I am happy....huurrraaaaa!
very courageous of samsunk to take responsibility and halt all activities of nil7.
you know this problem wouldn't have happened or could have been resolved fixed and avoided if the damn phone did not have a sealed in batter, if it had a removable one samsung could have easily offered a better working batteries to replace the faulty one rather than issuing a total recall and now a discontinuous of the phone just because the battery got a problem, apple was dead wrong to do that, and the rest of the idiotic world followed their steps blindly, even google with their latest pixel phone, no removable battery, no expandable storage
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2016Because they can just recall the battery. Or you can just buy an anker battery, and you could ... moreAssuming it is removable battery. Even if they recall the battery the new safe battery still exploded when put inside the phone. Second recall, then discontinued. Same thing all over. If the battery really IS the problem they should be able to make a third battery and replaced it again but they dont because of the thing so called 'reputation' and 'shame'. Such a waste of good phone with merely a battery problem which can easily be replaced. I wont mind to see refurbished Note7 relaunch though it will be a niche product.
NokiaForeverFan, 11 Oct 2016Just a Fact:
Year-2007,No 1 brand Nokia's battery explode and start of downfall and rise of ... more(Just a Fact:
Year-2007,No 1 brand Nokia's battery explode and start of downfall and rise of new powers Samsung And Apple..
Year 2016-No 1 Brand Samsung's battery explode,sales drop of iPhone and Finally Nokia's Comeback.. ;))
True Words.......... But nokia will take some years............ Even Samsung now getting tough competition from chinese companies........ Nokia wasted many years......... Hope King come back with bang :)
Diu Nia Ma, 11 Oct 2016Samsung please die. End of story Hope HTC save this company by taking over Samsung. The wo... moreSo samsung should get taken over by a company that couldn't afford 1 percent of it. Ok
pika2000, 11 Oct 2016I agree that Samsung is facing tougher competition on the lower-mid end by the Chinese. Howeve... moreIn Europe, at least around here, little to no commercials of the Note 7 were shown on TV (at launch), whereas the S7/S7 Edge were being spammed intensively! Lets not even mention publicity, pamphlets, posters, flyers, advertising flags and internet publicity! Well i agree it is a status Symbol, but when i ask colleagues about what they would get its either the S7 Edge or anything else. The Note always was a phone oriented for enhanced notifications and designers work. Well yeah, i assume most people would still fall blindly for Samsung's low/mid range devices, which are terrible for its price nowadays. Grey market importing is dangerous and these Chinese companies offer little to no support in all its variants to consumers.
They shouldn't have skipped the note 6 in the first place.
Anyways, RIP note 7
It is a big blow to Samsung. The best note in the note series was the Note 4 hands down. Since then, Samsung started copying other manufacturers to stay in the game and that was the time things went downhill for Samsung.
It might not be caused by the battery itself and if your going to hang on to your note 7 there's no chance of ever getting a software update as they will wash their hands completely of the note 7,I hope they update s7/edge to grace ux because if your replacing note 7 for s7 your downgrading on software and hardware features.
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2016They already knew what the problem with "Safe Note 7", definitely is not battery alone. They ... morethat's why i mentioned they should make an official statement, most people can put 1+1 together and people will ask what exactly is the faul if they replaced the cellphones that had battery issues so if they don't give a proper answer it'll hurt the trust of the consumers which is far worse that the already damaging note 7
Waiting for Next Note with S Pen, now happy with Note 5, but never buy another smartphone.
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2016Because they can just recall the battery. Or you can just buy an anker battery, and you could ... moreIt's a bit late after the phone has self destructed isn't it! And can you imagine the logistics of trying to match up phones to good batteries, especially if they are not even provided by Samsung. These are not generic off the shelf batteries that will fit any phones. They are phone specific so just randomly swapping them around would create a complete management nightmare for safety. This problem would likely have been ten times worse with removable batteries. There were question marks over chargers when the issue was first reported. So imagine the battery was also swappable and possibly to one Samsung know nothing about too! It would be a logistics nightmare.
Now if you want to say that the phone should have a replaceable battery for other reasons I see your point, not that I necessarily agree but that is a different conversation and nothing to do with exploding ones.
Estimu, 11 Oct 2016first thing they need to do is clarify if the burnt "safe" note 7 are real or just fakes (alre... moreThey already knew what the problem with "Safe Note 7", definitely is not battery alone. They will not announce it now, because can effect customer's trust to other Samsung cellphone. Just blame it to battery alone and Note 7, so another Samsung's cellphones are not in the spot of this tragedy.
PenBruh, 11 Oct 2016Oh no your wrong about that. Samsung low end devices, are being trashed on a regular basis by ... moreI agree that Samsung is facing tougher competition on the lower-mid end by the Chinese. However, Samsung still has the brand power, and new smartphone users who are not sure about brands like LeEco etc will just get a Samsung.
I disagree on the customer of the Note 7. They are premium customers, but I would argue that most of them are not the technical "know how." Note series is a status symbol, as it is the most expensive phone from Samsung. Many people with a Note don't even use the stylus nor know many of the features. You get a Note to show your friends that you can afford one.
Samsung actually already shifted their marketing. In SE Asia, I don't see the Note 7 retail presence anymore. The push is on the S7/S7 Edge (and some on the Note 5). It's like the Note 7 never existed.