Just when Samsung was about to get out of a debacle they found themselves in after their latest flagship the Galaxy Note 7 began bursting into flames due to overheating battery cells. After several occurrences of the Galaxy Note 7 bursting into flames, the South Korean company acted swiftly by halting the further sale of the device and recalling the over 2.5 million devices that were already sold. Trouble seemed to have blown over after the successful replacement of a majority of the recalled devices and the announcement that the sale of the device will resume on October 5. It was hoped to be Samsung’s clean trust bill and an opportunity to help them gain lost grounds. However, all that hope has take a major blow, as a replacement unit of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 caught fire aboard a South West airline plane yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky. This led to the emergency landing of the plane. The owner of the device, Brian Green, told tech news website, The Verge, that he had just taken delivery of the Galaxy Note 7 replacement on September 21. According to Brian, he switched off the device before the flight took off. However, that did not stop the Galaxy Note 7 from bursting into flames. The device was damaged so badly that authorities could not confirm the model of the phone. However, Brian provided the Galaxy Note 7’s phone pack, which has the replacement symbol on it.
Meanwhile, the device manufacturer, Samsung has stated that the incident is yet to be substantiated by concrete evidence from the South West airline and Louisville authorities. Samsung noted that they were working closely with the authorities and promised to make more information available, once findings are complete.
It’s definitely been a nightmare for Samsung and it seems their status as world largest manufacturer of smartphone’s may be in jeopardy as a result of the Samsung Galaxy Note fire hazard incidents. Nobody will want to buy something that will blow up anytime, even when switched off. That’s a risk a few can stomach, if there is any who can.
At this point, making profit from the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 looks impossible as the analysts have pegged the cost of the last recall at approximately $3 billion. That is certainly no small sum and Samsung would have wished that these new development never surfaced because it will affect the sales of the Galaxy Note 7 further and the image of the company in general. For what it is worth, I think the Galaxy Note 7 may take a price cut or come with special packages if Samsung manages to clear this mess and make the device available for sale after thorough safety checks.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was suppose to be Samsung’s silver bullet for Apple’s iPhone 7. But that is no longer the case as the South Korean company is struggling to keep their head above water and finish the last quarter of 2016 on a good note.
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