You don’t need to be following the tech scene from up close to know that Samsung officially discontinued sale and production of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone globally – major mainstream news outlets covered the story as well.
Announced on Monday, the Note7’s second and final recall comes with financial incentives for users to remain on team Samsung, and indeed many have been reported to be opting for either the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge – to the point where production of these models has been increased to meet demand. Up to 40% of US users will be looking away from Samsung, at least one survey has shown.
On a positive note, Gorilla Glass 5 found on the Note7 has turned out not to be as bad as initially reported by Youtuber JerryRigEverything, so at least there’s that.
Amidst the Galaxy Note7 calamity, people have started talking about an early Galaxy S8 launch – apparently not going to happen, though, judging by a leaked MWC2017 schedule.
In other news, a 13.8-inch Nokia D1C tablet was spotted on Antutu, OnePlus 3 may get an untimely refresh with a new display and chipset, and test units with Snapdragon 830 have entered India. The details on the highlights of last week can be found by following the links below.
Production ends worldwide.
The head of Samsung Mobile, Dong-Jin Koh, has vowed to restore trust of consumers by exposing the problem.
Samsung has just released a statement urging all global partners to stop sales and recall-exchanges of the Note7.
“The halt is in cooperation with consumer safety regulators from South Korea, the United States and China,” said an official at a supplier for Samsung.
That amount would be bankruptcy-inducing for most companies, but not this one.
Samsung has abandoned the Galaxy Note7, something we would have never imagined happening just a week before the Note7s launch event.
Reports say that Samsung will no longer use the “Note” brand as it was tarnished by the recalls.
The company is certainly hoping many people will choose the S7 now that the Note7 is dead.
Taiwanese retail chains are claiming most affected by the recall are still opting for Samsung models with gift card and rebate bonus.
Interestingly, some are looking to the Google Pixel phones as a replacement.
The failure of the Galaxy Note7 is proving costly.
Just under two months ago, YouTuber JerryRigEverything released a video for the Galaxy Note7 regarding the durability of its glass. If you recall, the Gorilla Glass 5 scratched starting with th…
Surprise! Nokia’s second Android tablet is a huge slab.
While one variant will have 5.1-inch display, the other will feature a bigger 5.5-inch screen.
This goes against rumors of an early replacement for the ailing Galaxy Note7.
It has 64GB internal memory, runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8, and also supports VoLTE.
A total of 80 chips were listed on the local package tracking website Zauba.
A new rumor comes from China which says the OnePlus 3 might be getting a hardware refresh.
A couple of video clips testing the EIS of the Pixel XL give us a look at how well they stabilize 4K video.
The phone will go on sale in February next year, with Nougat on board.
Aside from the bump in RAM, the new model (CAZ-AL10) also offers support for LTE-A carrier aggregation.