Samsung has officially announced to permanently cease production of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on Tuesday less than two months after its launch in August.
The decision was finalised after multiple reports of the devices exploding and catching fire spontaneously due to overheating
“Taking our customer’s safety as our highest priority, we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7,” said Samsung in a statement obtained by The Verge.
The company initially concluded the defect was caused by faulty batteries from one of their suppliers, so they recalled all of the phones in September and shipped new Galaxy Note 7s containing batteries from a different supplier, which they insisted to be safe.
However, several of the replacement phones were also reported to have caught fire and blew up.
“Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7”, said the South Korean electronics company.