Shadowblue123, 12 Oct 2016The problem is not the battery, the problem is in the smartphone's construction; it is impossi... moreIt is easier to make people believe flaw lies in battery and not the smartphone design/construction so that people feel safe to buy other samsung phones that don't have the same battery.
Shadowblue123, 12 Oct 2016The problem is not the battery, the problem is in the smartphone's construction; it is impossi... moreYou smart enough in analyzing this Korean drama. As always they twist it that way.
"...fire incidents has revealed that there is an issue with Amperex-made batteries as well, and it went mainstream after Samsung began replacing Note7 units post-recall."
Did something change in how Amperex makes their battery post-recall? Why could they suddenly not produce batteries for the affected Note7's with the same consistency as batteries produced for the China-exclusive Note7's pre-recall? Those Note7's in China hadn't any reported incidents before Samsung were calling for their first recall and I assume those same China units still hadn't any before second recalls went live from Samsung's mouth and before discontinuation of Note7's production was officiated shortly after.
Anyhow, despite how its death may mean an affordable loss for Samsung, it was still a bold strategy for Samsung to do so. At least, they wouldn't risk losing any further if an unforeseen third recall was to happen. When a first recall is already costing, a second recall becomes more taxing, what more losses could a third impose? A third recall is just not worth risking and may just be a full-on blow to the company's reputation when an upcoming flagship model is less than 6 months away. Now they can shift their focus and concentrate their resources on either their previous flagship duo S7 and S7 edge or their upcoming S8. I'd rather they spend their time now more than ever to up the ante on quality checks and control for the S8 than waste their resources and effort for recalling and investigating. All they have to do now is to effectively reimburse or replace those Note7's, done deal. The latest S-Pen just isn't worth the trade-off for a device that it gets inserted to is a safety hazard. S-Pen lovers may just have to wait for another Note model. And whatever will happen to Note7's China units, any detailed news on that? If they get to keep theirs, good for them, sucks to be those using non-China units
Will wait for new Note.
For one mistake, we shouldn't forget that Samsung has been offering great all around devices.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2016this is not samsung's fault? Seriously? How brainwashed are you? Iphones and Htc phones have s... moreNo. It's not Samsung's fault. They're giving vain people like you what you want. These ridiculous sealed phones. You want pretty, you got it. Iphone batteries go bad too, and what's safer about you not being able to replace your own battery? Is it safer to have the whole phone explode instead? Are you really that stubborn to not see what the whole Note 7 fiasco is showing you?
Isense global and corporate politics...Brainwashing people.
Why is every body focusing on the exploding Samsung phones, esp the replaced ones.
Phone from every brand express occasionally esp when there are 3 billion phones out there
the first recall, they admitted they put batteries too large for the phone and squished the corners which caused it to short. second recall, who knows.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2016LG smartphones are notoriously known for having bootloops.You know for a fact or you listen to every fanboy comment?
Jbrown, 12 Oct 2016The engineers at Samsung weren't able to replicate the explosions because not every battery in... morethis is not samsung's fault? Seriously? How brainwashed are you? Iphones and Htc phones have sealed batteries and don't have this issue! Of course it is samsung's fault. And phones with non removable batteries are safer. You can't easily change the battery with a chinese copy and you can't damage the battery during handling. Also i can change my iPhone's battery in my local repair shop for 15£ or if i want to be extra safe i can ask apple to replace it. Get real, samsung really "squeezed" the battery in Note 7.
Making the same mistake twice is unforgivable. I would only consider apple, htc or even pixels from now on.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2016Per The NY Times -
"Samsung also banned emails between testers, the NYT says, making it ha... moreSurely this is nothing sleazy, rather good corporate practice?!?
I am certain most other major technology companies are going to have similar practices in house, so as extremely confidential and potentially highly lucrative information doesn't fall in to the wrong hands. I wouldn't say this was out of hand in any way whatsoever.
Assuming from you negative stance that you are an iFan?
So After all '7' was not(e) lucky for Samsung. They should have sticked to '6'
With note 7 blunder it would wipe of 1/3 of the annual profit. Lucky for Samsung it has other business like semiconductor and also S7 & S8 edge also doing very good.
Had this blunder happened to Apple IP7 it would have wiped of 100% of annual profit.
With Korean government backing to Samsung they will bounce back. Another 3-4 months S8 will be out and hopefully they would recover the peoples confidence on quality.
I knew this the moment Samsung stopped worldwide sales. Oh well...
Like it matters or not anymore if it was the battery or not. Just deal with the fact that Shamesung already lost more than 13 BILION. Ouch!
I wouldn't use one of their phones now even if they gave it to me for free and pay me extra!