After what has been a very short run, Samsung has announced that it has permanently ended the production of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
This comes after a number of reports that have confirmed that the replacement version of the device was not safe and the phone continued to explode around the world.
After today, Samsung will no longer be producing the phone, and they have advised stores to stop selling the phone all today. Samsung will be offering refunds and exchanges for another Samsung phone in the future, however, the Note 7 will no longer be a replacement option.
They explained this in a statement that they provided to the BBC, which is as follows:
“We recently readjusted the production volume for thorough investigation and quality control, but putting consumer safety as top priority, we have reached a final decision to halt production of Galaxy Note 7s,” the company said.
“For the benefit of consumers’ safety, we stopped sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 and have consequently decided to stop production.”
It’s certainly sad to see because the Note 7 was a brilliant phone in terms of what it offered, however, it was certainly expected that Samsung would end production sooner or later.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you should immediately turn off the device and then take it back to the store where you purchased it from, they should provide you with a refund or with a device to exchange it with.