Samsung suspends production of Note 7 after new fires

The smartphone went on sale day 19 August and since then, Samsung began receiving fire several reports.
10/10/2016 08h36 - Updated 10/10/2016 08h38
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Samsung halted production of its smartphone Galaxy Note 7 after new fire reports on some devices distributed to replace models that had already suffered the same problem, confirmed on Monday (data local) a supplier to the South Korean news agency “Yonhap”.

The representative of South Korean vendor said that the temporary suspension of the manufacture of “phablet” It was decided in cooperation with regulators in South Korea, US and China.

The measure includes a factory in Vietnam Samsung which is responsible for global Galaxy Note shipments 7.

The company has not yet ruled on, but it is taken for granted that this decision will affect the sales of new models Note 7 India and Europe would be resumed the next day 28.

The measure was taken after eight cases of fire on devices that were delivered to customers in South Korea, in the United States and Taiwan to replace models had already presented the problem – and they were part of a plot that included 2,5 million units – because of the risk that caught fire being recharged.

Samsung started selling this smartphone 19 of August, but soon after it announced the withdrawal after reports of fire in several countries.

Last week, two of the major cell phone carriers in the United States, AT&T e T-Mobile US, stopped selling new units of Note 7 – theoretically not affected by the problem – because of the five new cases of fire were registered in the country.

Various estimates of analysts calculated the cost of withdrawal mass of the Galaxy Note 7 shops around 1 trillion won (US$ 898 millions).


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