Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 and 8 Other Smartphone Fails

by / No Comments / 13 View / October 22, 2016

1476263645-5048-511535-samsung-galaxy-note-7

We really liked Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 in our initial review this summer. Unfortunately (or fortunately), we didn’t have any first-hand experience with thedevice’s hottest feature. You know, where its battery bursts into flames at a moment’s notice.

Even the replacement handsets Samsung shipped to carriers are exploding—on planes, in pockets, on nightstands. Nobody knows why; it’s nuts! As a result, Samsung has now (wisely) ceased production of the Note 7, and is working with carriers to collect all the devices from the wild. It’s a bit of a catastrophe.

But while Samsung the corporation will almost certainly survive this bungle (if at a huge operating loss for the year), it remains unclear if the Galaxy Note brand will live on. The Note has a true cult following, but will devotees risk life and limb for a snazzy phablet?

Still, the suits at Samsung mobile HQ can find comfort in one thing: While the Note 7 is one of the first big phones to literally go up in flames, it’s not the first to do so figuratively. Check out the slideshow for other recent mobile device disasters.

 

Your Commment