Samsung has reportedly stopped production of its Note7 devices following further problems with the battery.
Replacement Note7 handsets are said to have also experienced battery problems. Samsung embarked on a major recall of all its Note7 phones after a number of the handsets exploded.
The brand had worked rapidly to bring replacement phones to the market and had been praised by partners for its swift response to the issues.
Carphone Warehouse MD Jeremy Fennell told Mobile recently that he still believed the firm would have a strong 2016: ‘They’ve been given quite a hard time for what’s happened,’ he said ‘but I’m very hopeful that when it’s all been resolved we’ll have good run with them.’
‘Samsung have had a good year in the market, the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge have been great. The Note has been an unfortunate position that they’ve got themselves in to. But they caught it before they shipped too many here in the UK. So as a result they’ve done a reasonable job, it could have been a lot worse, there could have been a lot more in the market.
‘It’s quite compelling because it’s different to the last version. The previous Note was quite a functional B2B style product that you either loved or hate. Whereas the new one is actually a very nice consumer product, that still has that functionality.’
Mobile has contacted Samsung and is awaiting a response.