The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 no doubt, made a lot of waves. Both for good and for bad. Of course, the bad news made more of the rounds. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, there is a saying, ‘Bad news spread faster‘.
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 packed a lot of goodie specs, it took a run turn with the battery as a result of being described as explodgate.
There were quite a handful of exploding incidents which were said to have been triggered by the Galaxy Note 7 phone. An experiment was conducted and it proved truly, the Galaxy Note 7 has the tendency of exploding often than not.
Samsung being aware of the situation, made a recall of all the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones and provided a safe unit. While that felt like a breath of fresh air, it didn’t take too long before it was realized that the Safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 wasn’t entirely safe.
Samsung not wanting to take any more chances, decided to discontinued production of the Galaxy Note 7. The company also urged users to return the phones and possibly make an upgrade or a downgrade.
Samsung Will Remotely Disable All Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones Soon
Despite Samsung aggressively campaigning for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to be returned, statistics has proven that only 97% of users have returned their unit. Others still choose to hold on. Perhaps, as a result of the fact that, they believe in their unit not to explode. Or, not enough funds to upgrade.
More so, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was named the best Android smartphone for 2016 by critics. And frankly, I wanted the phone so bad. Even much more than the Galaxy S7 Edge.
Regardless of your love for that piece of awesomeness, Samsung will be unplugging the plug soon. Precisely later this month.
According to The Korean Herald, the disable switch will be rolled out in form of software update. When that is passed across, users will not be able to charge the phone using the power brick, power bank or even a wireless charging pad. Thus, rendering the phone useless.
Samsung advises that users should return the phones and possibly upgrade to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8 Plus.
The Galaxy S8 and the S8 plus will both be unveiled on March 29. If for some reason, you’d prefer upgrading to another note series, you should look out for the Galaxy Note 8. That should be launched later this year, hopefully.