” Because consumers’ safety remains our top priority, Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7 while the investigation is taking place.
Consumers with either an original Galaxy Note7 or replacement Galaxy Note7 device should power down and stop using the device and take advantage of the remedies available.”
That is the official word from Samsung. After reports of several of the replacement Note 7 devices have caught fire, Samsung has decided it would be best to shut down the device and bring them back in.
This is a blow to Samsung and the Note series reputation. Multiple carriers worldwide have already started to pull the Note 7 off their shelves, you probably could not purchase one within the last week if you tried.
The disappointing part about all of this is that the Note 7 was primed to be one of the best devices for the year. We were all hoping that with the first recall, Samsung would have been able to correct the issue with the battery and put this situation behind them.
Samsung will be back, in the mean-time, we can start looking at other options for handsets. Let us know in the comments, will you be purchasing a Samsung device anytime soon? What other options will you be looking at now that the Note 7 is off the table?