Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 shipments due to battery explosions

“Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are being delayed as the firm conducts additional quality control testing,” Se Young Lee reports for Reuters. “‘Shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are being delayed due to additional tests being conducted for product quality,’ Samsung said in a statement to Reuters. The firm did not elaborate on what it is testing and to what markets shipments are being delayed.”

“ocal media reports have said some users of the Galaxy Note 7, which launched in South Korea and other markets earlier this month, have claimed that the battery for their phones exploded,” Lee reports. “Quality control problems, if confirmed, could deal a major blow to [Samsung] as the firm is counting on the sales of the new device to maintain sales momentum for the mobile business in the second half of this year.”

Lee reports, “Production problems for the curved displays for the Galaxy S6 edge phone resulted in disappointing sales last year, and some investors fear a repeat if Samsung does not move quickly to meet Note 7 demand.”

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“Production problems for the curved displays for the Galaxy S6 edge phone resulted in disappointing sales last year, and some investors fear a repeat if Samsung does not move quickly to meet Note 7 demand,” Chris Smith reports for BGR.

“Samsung was in such a hurry to launch the Galaxy Note 7 well ahead of its expected debut, and to beat Apple’s iPhone 7 to market, that it may have missed a thing or two during quality testing,” Smith reports. “It’ll be interesting to see whether Samsung does admit battery issues are to blame for the temporary halt in shipping, and whether or not the company will be forced to issue a recall.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Oh, Karma, you gorgeous bitch!

This is what happens when companies have to sell millions of units for a measly 5% (if they’re lucky) of smartphone industry profits.

Now, this is blatantly obvious, but for those stumbling here from Google on their fake iPhones, pretend iPads, and Mac wannabes, here’s some advice:

Don’t buy your pocket computer from a dishwasher maker. If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone.


Ben Bajarin: ‘Samsung will be out of the smartphone business within five years’ – November 2, 2015
Apple’s iPhone can soon reap 100 percent of world’s smartphone profits – November 17, 2015
Apple’s iPhone owns 94% of smartphone industry’s profits – November 16, 2015
Poor man’s iPhone: Android on the decline – February 26, 2015
Study: iPhone users are smarter and richer than those who settle for Android phones – January 22, 2015
Why Android users can’t have the nicest things – January 5, 2015
iPhone users earn significantly more than those who settle for Android phones – October 8, 2014
Yet more proof that Android is for poor people – June 27, 2014
More proof that Android is for poor people – May 13, 2014
Android users poorer, shorter, unhealthier, less educated, far less charitable than Apple iPhone users – November 13, 2013
IDC data shows two thirds of Android’s 81% smartphone share are cheap junk phones – November 13, 2013
CIRP: Apple iPhone users are younger, richer, and better educated than those who settle for Samsung knockoff phones – August 19, 2013

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “Sarah,” and “Jason” for the heads up.]


        1. I look at these writers and wonder if they are aware of their blatant reporting bias, and if they are, if they feel any shame or remorse for stocking the pillory, and if they don’t, if they feel any connexion with the noble tradition of journalism. Then I recall the 2nd-oldest profession was always a rather grubby business, organised around attracting ears foremost, slanted toward the salacious and only lately dressed up in moral garb to harvest viewers seeking validation of their beliefs.

          That’s too close for comfort to the idea of prostitution, the oldest profession.

  1. I say bodes well for curved displays. Apple should be paying attention to this.

    If Samsung where to buy batteries from Japan, instead of China, maybe things would have gone better for them. Oh wait they give their phones away.

    You get what you pay for.

    1. How very odd. Samsung phones explode, damaging property and their design reputation, and the blogosphere snoozes. Apple changes a gun icon to a water pistol and there is a constitutional crisis. Only Apple.

  2. Can you imagine if it was AAPL? The stock would have lost half its value, despite the fact that there is not and never will be an Apple killer. What’s up with the tech illuminati, who wrote last week about how superior the Galaxy S7 is to the iPhone? Is that a pistol in your pocket or is that just your genitalia exploding?

  3. The humble SE can run rings around the Note 7, it catches fire and it’s still a better phone than the SE?
    I don’t thinks so.
    Another case of the tech blog echo chamber lovin smelling their own farts.

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