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Reports: Samsung Stops Production Of Galaxy Note 7

Kyle Alspach

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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