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Samsung stops shipping new Note 7 smartphones after a couple of them blew up 

The news comes from the Korea Herald, which states that Samsung stopped shipping the new devices earlier this week. At least two Galaxy Note 7 owners posted images and video of the new device burnt to a crisp after the battery blew up.  “Shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are being delayed due to additional … Continue reading “Samsung stops shipping new Note 7 smartphones after a couple of them blew up “

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The news comes from the Korea Herald, which states that Samsung stopped shipping the new devices earlier this week. At least two Galaxy Note 7 owners posted images and video of the new device burnt to a crisp after the battery blew up. 

“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. Samsung didn’t say what it’s testing. 

“Samsung has stopped supplying the phones even though preorders have not yet been shipped,” the Korea Herald quoted a local telecom carrier as saying. “It is unclear whether the suspension is because of production constraints or a probe into the recent explosions.”

The Note 7 launched August 19 and is said to be selling briskly.  The device uses a new technology that makes the phone charge up quickly, but there’s no indication if that is a related factor in the explosions. 

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