Its sad about what happened to Note 7, the series was a good device. Samsung should learn and improve their future products. More testing and place emphasis on customer safety. Maybe they got too greedy and too hasty. At least they are better than apple, samsung admit to their fault, instead of apple blaming everything on some one else. I will continue to support samsung, and I hope they will make a better product in the future.
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2016Well said. Specially cellphone makers outside US which doing business in the US. Be low profil... moreThe last thing we need to hear right now is your "conspiracy theories"!
Just stick to the chemtrails and alliens please! :D
Still waiting for them to explain/ find and share what kind of error happened. Well, they are only ones with pen phablet flagship, so even if people go for other brand, they are lucky because for note there isn't really alternative, at least for now. Hard to say what people will do here in EU as its 2years without note flagship, so if someone wants to out similar device its probably best time for them. Really, now or never.
UnKnown-original, 11 Oct 2016"Not a lot of companies in the mobile space can say that (the obvious exception being Apple of... moreThey said not many mobile phone companies can afford a hit like $17 billion, the exception being Apple, because they could easily afford a hit like that
UnKnown-original, 11 Oct 2016"Not a lot of companies in the mobile space can say that (the obvious exception being Apple of... moreRead between the lines. Apple and samsung are the 2 most likely companies that take a 17billion dollar hit to the pocket and still be ahead.
Now i must say samsung has done a great thing here to pull the note 7 off the shelf and ask everyone to return them.
Joke time: is this karma for skipping the note 6?
I felt sad about this storm that happen with Samsung. But it's good thing that they stop the sales of N7 rather than pushing it through that may cost them more if it still exist. I know they will be back on track in time, there is always rainbow after the rain.
"Not a lot of companies in the mobile space can say that (the obvious exception being Apple of course)."
Apple being the obvious exception in what?
Lazy..i, 11 Oct 2016Should be a lesson for all phone makers.Well said. Specially cellphone makers outside US which doing business in the US. Be low profile and extra careful. That way Huawei did not launched Mate 8 and P9 in US.
DJH1971, 11 Oct 2016Why don't they bring the S7 Edge Plus over here as a replacement?There is no Samsung Galaxy S7 edge plus.
its just the S7 and the S7 edge.
We all have a bomb asleep in his pocket, when it comes to cell battery. Be APPLE, SAMSUNG, LG, HUAWEI, among others. It is for this failure that the perception of the NOTE line or even the Samsung brand may affect our culture. We are mature to see personal or grandiose errors, as is happening with the NOTE 7.
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2016Remember this is not how much Samsung lost like production cost etc. The number is way way sho... moreWell yes and no.
Sure for the units NOT yet produced, the loss should be seen as the profit per unit only.
But the units already produced has a high cost. And it is hard to say to what extend they can and will tear down and reuse parts of it.
Something is fishy here!
How could 2.5 milion units ended up costing 5 bilion dollars?!Simple math says thats 2000$ per unit,which is crazy by itself.We know that from the 800$ of the retail price,the components and manufacture cost 220-230$,R&D we dont know,but also in the rest is calculated all the marketing trough the entire life cycle as well as support and finally a very very healthy profit margin.
So even with the refurbishing(changing batts),I could'nt even imagine how they ended up with this final sum?!
mmj321, 11 Oct 2016It's not the cost that will worry them it's the black mark that will haunt them. To regain the... moreDon't think so. In Nokia's time there was this BL-5C battery exploding fiasco too, nothing major happened to Nokia, nothing even minor happened except people didn't buy that particular battery.
Powerbook 5300 debacle in 1990s cost Apple $1billion. I owned one, it was a piece of poo.