Put this under ‘to be expected’ as Samsung confronts itself with a global Galaxy Note 7 recall and it’s about to announce the second one. Last week, several Galaxy Note 7 replacement units exploded in various parts of the world, which escalated Samsung’s problems with this particular phone to a completely different level.
The South Korean company has now reportedly halted Galaxy Note 7 production, but we’ve also learned that the handset maker has put shipments on hold as well. For example, in the Netherlands, several sources claim Samsung won’t be shipping any Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders for awhile.
According to unnamed sources, Samsung Netherlands is now waiting for instructions from the company’s HQ in South Korea, but in the meantime it has decided not to deliver any Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders in the country.
We believe other Samsung branches might take action in the same manner until further confirmation from the HQ, so if you’ve already pre-ordered the Galaxy Note 7 and await your device, then you should take into consideration the fact that your phone won’t be arriving anymore.
In fact, if you get one, we strongly suggest you switch it to a different model since even the replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones aren’t safe as they were supposed to be. At least two new Galaxy Note 7 phones exploded last week in South Korea, one in Taiwan and another one in the United States.
There might be other cases of exploding Galaxy Note 7 units, but the ones we’ve reported on come with proof in the form of pictures and even a video.
We’re now expecting Samsung to come out with another statement concerning the Galaxy Note 7 and the future of the phablet. The South Korean company is probably taking into consideration a second recall, even if that would be devastating for the brand’s image.