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Topic: Note 7

Teardown finds Samsung Galaxy S8+ battery 'virtually identical' to fire-prone Note 7

04/18/2017, 09:04 am

Samsung is apparently confident that a rash of fires with its Note 7 phablet were caused by manufacturing errors, and not design or parts, as it has adopted many of the same features -- and even one of the same battery manufacturers -- with the new Galaxy S8+.

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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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Apple's Q1 iPhone numbers knock Samsung out of first place in global marketshare

02/01/2017, 10:02 am

Apple's record iPhone sales during the December quarter allowed it edge ahead of Samsung and once again become the world's top smartphone vendor, though not for whole of 2016, according to new research data.

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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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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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Note 7 owners launch first of several class action lawsuits in South Korea

10/24/2016, 09:10 am

Samsung is set to face multiple South Korean lawsuits over the Galaxy Note 7, amid reports that it's still looking to track down the cause of battery fires, and offering Koreans discounted upgrades to next year's flagship phones -- including the Note 8.

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Samsung sets up Note 7 exchange booths at airports around the world

10/18/2016, 11:10 am

Samsung is now running exchange stations at airports around the world, hoping to catch any lingering Galaxy Note 7 owners before they get onboard a plane with the phone -- something that's now prohibited or outright illegal in some instances.

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US government bans defunct Galaxy Note 7 from all flights citing fire threat

10/14/2016, 05:10 pm

On Friday several U.S. safety agencies banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from flights, all but killing the usefulness of the smartphone for the few people willing to hold onto it in spite of fire risks.

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Samsung now projects $5.3B hit on profits from Note 7 fires

10/14/2016, 11:10 am

As a result of having to recall and eventually kill off the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung on Friday predicted a further $3 billion reduction in operating profits through March 2017, beyond the $2.3 billion it already announced.

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Samsung extends $100 in extra credit to US owners of fire-prone Galaxy Note 7

10/13/2016, 11:10 am

Looking to soften some of the damage to its brand, Samsung is extending an extra $100 in credit to U.S. Galaxy Note 7 owners willing to exchange the phone for another Samsung device.

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Samsung cuts Q3 profit estimates by $2.3B on ending Note 7 production

10/12/2016, 11:10 am

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday cut its third-quarter operating profit estimates by $2.3 billion, suggesting the amount of damage done by ending production of the Galaxy Note 7.

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End of Galaxy Note 7 predicted to help Apple, but 'big beneficiaries' could be other Android devices

10/11/2016, 03:10 pm

While investment firm Wells Fargo Securities believes Apple and its newly released iPhone 7 Plus will benefit from the discontinuation of the dangerous Galaxy Note 7, it also believes that the greatest potential for gains could be non-Samsung Android handsets.

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Hammer finally falls as Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is officially, permanently discontinued

10/11/2016, 09:10 am

A day after Samsung issued two statements declaring that it was "adjusting production" of the troubled Galaxy Note 7 to respond to complaints and fires, the company announced on Tuesday that it has "consequently decided to stop production" -- but the consequences of the entire debacle may extend for some time.

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Samsung Galaxy fire blamed in evacuation of Southwest flight [u]

10/05/2016, 02:10 pm

Southwest Airlines evacuated 75 passengers from a flight preparing to take off from Louisville Airport in Kentucky after smoke from a Samsung Galaxy phone filled the cabin. The phone was a replacement Galaxy Note 7 that had been powered down for takeoff.

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New Galaxy Note 7 fire raises worries Samsung didn't fix battery problems

09/27/2016, 09:09 am

A Chinese man's Galaxy Note 7 reportedly exploded on Monday morning, potentially signalling that batteries in newer versions of the phone still pose a risk.

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Recall of dangerous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 yields a half-million exchanges in US

09/23/2016, 11:09 am

Samsung has revealed that about half of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones sold in the U.S. have been exchanged for replacement units, as part of the company's voluntary recall on the phablets after reports of battery explosions and fires.

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