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Samsung reportedly halts production of Note 7

Last week, a supposedly safe unit of Note 7 was found emitting smoke.

Samsung has stopped manufacturing of Galaxy Note 7, few days after a replaced Galaxy Note 7 found emitting smoke on a flight. However, as per reports this is done as a temporary measure. Samsung though has not officially said anything about this yet.

Samsung has recalled millions of Note 7 units across the world and stopped launching the phone in many markets. After last week, a supposedly safe unit of Note 7 was found emitting smoke in a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Baltimore (Read report here, Samsung assured to investigate the issue. And if even the replaced units are confirmed to have a new manufacturing flaw, then it would be a big blow to Samsung. The South Korean company may then have to further investigate the issue and rework on the Note 7.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was one of the most anticipated devices of this year. With a metal body and 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display with dual curved edges, it is a stunner. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is water and dust resistant and has got IP68 certification for the same.

The Note 7 was announced for the Indian market with octa-core Exynos 8890 (quad 2.3GHz + quad 1.6GHz) processor that runs this Android Marshmallow based phone with the help of 4GB RAM.

The Galaxy Note 7 has 64 GB of internal storage and you can use a micro SD card of up to 256 GB in its expandable storage slot. Note that it has a hybrid dual SIM slot which means if you use a micro SD card, you have to forgo the SIM2.

It has a fingerprint sensor as well as an Iris scanner. Besides, the phablet offers Samsung's Knox security app. Apart from this, the device also features barometer, gyro, geomagnetic, proximity, and ambient light sensors.

The smartphone boasts a 12-megapixel autofocus rear camera that comes with dual pixel technology, LED flash, PDAF, optical image stabilisation, and f/1.7 aperture. A 5-megapixel front facing camera with f/1.7 aperture is there in the Note 7 for selfies and video calling. On the connectivity front, the device offers 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS with AGS/GLONASS, NFC and USB type C. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 measures 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm and it weighs 169 grams.

First Published : Monday, October 10, 2016 - 10:56




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