Grand opening, grand closing. Samsung has announced it’s going to stop producing the explosive Galaxy Note 7 smartphone entirely.
Reports the New York Times:
Samsung Electronics is terminating production of its troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, according to a person familiar with the decision, in a major and embarrassing about-face for the South Korean electronics giant.
In a statement filed with the country’s stock exchange late Tuesday, Samsung said it had made a “final decision” to stop production. That means the company will no longer produce or market the smartphone, said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because Samsung did not publicly disclose further information about the decision.
Samsung has struggled with reports that the Note 7 could overheat and catch fire because of a manufacturing flaw. Last month, the company said it would recall 2.5 million of the phones, but in recent days, reports that the fixed version could also catch fire began to surface as well.
Samsung, and its retailers, have stopped selling the phone globally.
If you have been on an airplane flight recently, you’ve no doubt heard instruction to not turn on your Galaxy Note 7. Per Gizmodo, Samsung has advised anyone who still has a Galaxy Note 7 in their possession to power it off.
Here are the instructions if you still have a Galaxy Note 7. The struggle is real.