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Reports: Samsung Stops Production Of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung had halted sales of the Galaxy Note 7 a month ago after discovering an issue with the smartphone's battery, but new reports say the replacement smartphones are catching fire as well.

The situation for Samsung Electronics around the Galaxy Note 7 appears to have deepened, with multiple reports suggesting that production of the device is now on hold.

Reuters and The New York Times reported that production of Note 7 has been halted, amid a growing number of reports that replacement Note 7 devices are causing fires.

Samsung had halted sales of the Galaxy Note 7 a month ago after discovering an issue with the smartphone’s battery, which reportedly caused the device to catch fire in some cases.

[Related: Samsung Issues A Recall For Galaxy Note7 Due To Battery Issue]

Samsung had sold 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 units before issuing a recall.

The company had replaced the device for many users, but numerous reports suggest that the replacement Note 7 smartphones have problems as well.

In a statement to CRN, a Samsung spokesman said, "We are temporarily adjusting the Galaxy Note7 production schedule in order to take further steps to ensure quality and safety matters."

The 5.7-inch Galaxy Note7, which originally launched on Aug. 19 in the U.S., includes a number of features aimed at drawing interest for use in business.

Those include iris scanning as an option for user authentication and a digital pen for writing on the device.

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