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Topic: Galaxy Note 7

Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 in August, ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 8'

06/20/2017, 11:06 am

Samsung will hold a New York City launch event for the Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of August, about a month ahead of the announcement of Apple's new iPhones, according to one report.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fire lawsuits spreading to Galaxy Note 5, S6, S7 models

05/24/2017, 06:05 pm

Hot on the heels of the devastating recall that stopped sales of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is now facing additional lawsuits that allege the company was aware of battery overheating and fire hazards for years--including its Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6 Active, S7, S7 Edge, S7 Active and Note 5--but failed to address the issue or warn customers. Legal action has now spread to multiple class action cases in three different states.

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Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 gets Bluetooth SIG certification ahead of relaunch

05/16/2017, 02:05 pm

Samsung's plan to start selling a refurbished version of the ill-fated Note 7 smartphone is getting closer to completion, with the renamed 'Galaxy Note 7R' receiving approval from the Bluetooth SIG ahead of its expected rerelease in a limited number of markets, possibly within the next month.

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Samsung could have its own Apple Park with $5 billion, but has the ashes of Galaxy Note 7 instead

03/31/2017, 06:03 pm

There are a lot of ways to blow through $5,000,000,000. Apple supposedly spent that much building its new Apple Park campus, while Samsung says it figuratively (and literally) will burn through that much capital in the aftermath of rushing its flawed Galaxy Note 7 to market and then pulling it off shelves in one of the worst operational catastrophes in the history of the smartphone industry.

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Industry so far 'lukewarm' towards Samsung's post-Note 7 battery testing standards

03/24/2017, 10:03 am

Carriers and phone makers have so far largely ignored Samsung's efforts to promote its new battery testing procedure -- created in the aftermath of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 -- as a possible industry standard, a report said on Friday.

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Samsung reportedly plans to refurbish, resell Note 7 in emerging markets

02/21/2017, 02:02 pm

Samsung is planning to sell refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7 with smaller batteries in emerging markets, according to a South Korean report, in an attempt to mitigate some of the costs incurred as part of the electronic giant's battery-related smartphone recall.

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Fire breaks out at Samsung factory responsible for Note 7 battery production

02/08/2017, 12:02 pm

The Galaxy Note 7 battery saga continues to cause problems for Samsung, as a fire broke out Wednesday at a facility used in the production of the faulty batteries found in the discontinued smartphone.

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US CPSC working to improve battery safety standards following Samsung Note 7 debacle

01/25/2017, 09:01 am

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging producers of lithium-ion batteries to modernize their safety standards, in order to minimize the possibility of faulty batteries causing fires in consumer devices, in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall fiasco.

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Samsung's chip & Galaxy S7 sales help push Q4 revenues over the top despite Note 7 disaster

01/24/2017, 09:01 am

In spite of the major financial hit it took after the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Electronics on Tuesday said it managed a 50 percent boost in operating profits during the December quarter, thanks to a combination of high chip sales and other phones filling in the gap.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 to miss Mobile World Congress debut in aftermath of Note 7 fires

01/23/2017, 10:01 am

Owing to precautions set up in the wake of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung's next rival to the Apple iPhone -- the Galaxy S8 -- won't be revealed at late February's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, the company's mobile head revealed on Monday.

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Galaxy Note 7 investigation concludes, pair of issues will cost Samsung $5 billion

01/22/2017, 08:01 pm

Samsung has concluded its investigation involving the 2016 Galaxy Note 7 fires, and has determined that two different flaws resulted in the conflagrations in the failing devices, with one creeping in after a too-quick investigation.

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Samsung to reveal cause of Galaxy Note 7 explosions on Sunday

01/19/2017, 07:01 pm

Samsung is looking to close the book on last year's Galaxy Note 7 debacle with a press conference on Sunday, at which the company intends to reveal results of multiple investigations into the smartphone explosions.

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Samsung testing confirms battery problems to blame for Galaxy Note 7 fires

01/16/2017, 10:01 am

Internally, Samsung has concluded that the battery -- and not any faults in software, or other hardware -- was reportedly to blame for the fires that led to the recall and ultimate cancellation of the Galaxy Note 7.

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Love is blind: NPD says Android customers are so committed that exploding Note 7 did little to help Apple

12/29/2016, 08:12 am

Like loyalty to a political party or hometown sports team, smartphone users are extremely passionate about their choices -- a commitment that led many customers to stick with Samsung, despite the disaster of its downright dangerous Galaxy Note 7.

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Verizon turns down Note 7 'kill' update as Apple rejects 'Samsung Pay Mini' at App Store

12/12/2016, 12:12 pm

Verizon won't be joining other U.S. carriers in pushing out a "kill" update for the fire-prone and now defunct Samsung Galaxy Note 7, according to an announcement. In the meantime, Apple has allegedly rejected a "Samsung Pay Mini" app at the iOS App Store, possibly deflecting competition for Apple Pay.

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Samsung to permanently disable any remaining US Galaxy Note 7 models

12/09/2016, 11:12 am

Samsung is reportedly adopting even harsher methods to prevent people from using the few remaining Galaxy Note 7s in the wild, planning an imminent U.S. software update that will render them useless.

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Independent Galaxy Note 7 analysis theorizes that too-tight battery led to inevitable failures

12/06/2016, 09:12 am

An independent analysis of the Galaxy Note 7 suggests that Samsung engineered the device too tightly, and failed to give the battery any buffer between it and the surrounding metal of the case, which lead to the conflagrations experienced by more than 100 users in the summer and early fall.

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Samsung takes out full-page ad to apologize to Galaxy Note 7 users for quality issues

11/08/2016, 08:11 am

Attempting to put the Galaxy Note 7 debacle behind it, Samsung has paid for a full-page apology to consumers that appeared on Tuesday in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

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Galaxy Note 7 fiasco leaves Samsung mobile profits a smoldering ash pile

10/26/2016, 10:10 pm

As expected, the Galaxy Note 7 disaster set fire to Samsung's operating profits in the September quarter, with the company's mobile unit posting a 96 percent decline to 100 billion Korean won (about $87.9 million) as compared to the same time last year.

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Samsung hopes to fend off interest in iPhone, overcome Note 7 disaster by pre-announcing 2017 Note 8

10/25/2016, 03:10 pm

As part of the continuing Galaxy Note 7 fire debacle, Samsung is not only offering financial incentives for customers to trade their problematic phone for a Galaxy S 7 phone and stay in the Samsung ecosystem in the face of pressure from the iPhone 7, but it is also saying that customers in the country will be able to exchange a Galaxy S 7 for the forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 for half the normal price.

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