From being called ‘ISIS’ favourite phone’ to getting its name on the ‘no-fly’ list, it’s been a rocky ride for the Samsung Note 7. The Korean major’s flagship phone has been blowing up left and right, and the worst part is Samsung, according to most recent reports, hasn’t even been able to identify the problem. Even the recall didn’t work. This, despite thousands of its engineers working overtime to trace the spark.
Samsung finally called it quits on its shaky relationship with the Note 7 and decided to kill the model entirely (A first for the smartphone major).
The flagship phablet launched in early August, raking up good reviews everywhere. The first reports of the device emitting smoke and combusting came up just two weeks into the release, forcing Samsung to announce a massive recall on September 2. Incidentally, that was the same day they launched their latest smartwatch — talk about having a shit day.
Samsung’s ill fortune took a turn for the worse as even the replacements started blowing up. At which point, the company seemed to have very little choice but to let it go. A little less than 24 hours ago, the company called time on the phone and decided to bury it permanently.
Many Samsung loyalists have been left scarred, physically and figuratively, by the Note7. But it’s wrong to speak ill of the dead. So let’s spare a second of silence for the dearly departed.