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Samsung officially discontinues the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone

Samsung said today that it will permanently discontinue production and sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone over defective batteries — including ones in replacement handsets the company had subsequently sent to customers following a recall of original devices.

A spokeswomen for Samsung confirmed it is ending production of the device, telling TechCrunch: “We can confirm the report that Samsung has permanently discontinued the production of Galaxy Note7.” The company didn’t provide any additional statement explaining its decision but in a filing about ending production with South Korean regulators it cites “customer safety” as the reason.

According to analysts, the Note 7 recall could cost Samsung as many as 19 million lost unit sales, or as much as $17 billion, if it permanently stops selling the smartphone for a second time, following multiple reports of replacement handsets setting on fire. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.