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Samsung halts production of Galaxy Note 7 following recent airline incident

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By Chethan Rao | Oct 10, 2016, 02.55 PM IST
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Samsung has apparently halted the sales of the Galaxy Note 7 after multiple reports of the “safe” units catching fire have surfaced online. The incident first came to light when an American citizen noticed the phone to be fuming onboard a flight, subsequently burning the carpet flooring on the plane. This became a globally recognized incident, making matters worse for Samsung.

Keeping this in mind, Samsung is said to have stopped producing the smartphone until further information is made available on the issue. This could prove to be a major setback for Samsung, just as it was recovering from last month’s controversy and recall.

The handset is yet to become officially available in India, and this news could further delay its arrival. For now, we don’t know much about the extent of this particular issue, but it’s clear that Samsung is taking this very seriously.

When the company initially went through the recalls of the Galaxy Note 7, it was understood that a faulty battery tech was responsible for the spontaneous bursting/blazing of the phone. But with this new incident being reported, there are fears among authorities and customers alike with regards to the safety of the device and this alleged new manufacturing tech used by Samsung.

(Source: BGR, Yonhap News Agency)

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