Smartphone Setback: Samsung Stops Production of Galaxy Note7

South Korean electronics major – Samsung Electronics has confirmed that the company has stopped production of its Galaxy Note7. The company has also stopped sales and exchanges.

According to the official statement issued by ‘Samsung Electronics’

“For the benefit of consumers’ safety, we stopped sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7 and have consequently decided to stop production.”


The company is investigating new reports of the device catching fire. Not too long ago, Samsung has recalled 2.5 million phones in September 2016 after complaints of exploding batteries, and later insisted that all replaced devices were safe.

But there are now reports that even those phones are catching fire.

Why Batteries Explode?

Most of the new age phones use Lithium Ion battery packs – to drive power for the smartphones. While from the outside – the batteries look calm, inside most of these these batteries – there is inflammable liquid.

Like any other battery – these batteries also have a positive and a negative – that completes the circuit while generating power. Such batteries can ‘short circuit’ and eventually explode – only if the thin sheet of plastic seperating the positive and negative side gets punctured.