“Demand for Samsung Electronics smartphones in mainland China are expected by analysts to decline fast, as the international recall of its Galaxy Note 7 model casts a pall on the company’s sales in the world’s largest mobile phone market,” The South China Monring Post reports.

“A study released last week by mobile internet consulting firm iiMedia Research showed that 51.9 percent of 12,000 mainland survey respondents said they would not buy Samsung smartphones in light of the Note 7 exploding battery incidents,” The South China Monring Post reports. “Some 37 percent said they would consider buying an iPhone to replace their Samsung smartphone, while 26.3 per cent said they would purchase a Huawei handset as replacement.”

The Post’s informal survey of smartphone dealers in Huaqiangbei, the sprawling electronics marketplace and manufacturing hub in Shenzhen, said Note 7 sales were underwhelming even before the issue of exploding batteries became widely reported. ‘The Note 7 recall has convinced many of my clients to purchase the iPhone Others preferred Huawei’s P9 when choosing a domestic high-end model,’ said Tang Qi, a dealer at a shop in Huaqiangbei,” The South China Monring Post reports. “The United States’ Consumer Product Safety Commission reported last week that there were 92 reports of Note 7 battery overheating in the country alone, including 26 cases of burns and 55 involving property damage.”

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MacDailyNews Take: When Karma saves up and then finally unleashes her wrath, utter devastation results.

Hey, here’s to your future, Google!



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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]