Samsung permanently scraps Galaxy Note7 over safety concerns


Samsung has scrapped its flagship Galaxy Note7 smartphone.

The technology giant delayed the launch of the Note7 in the UK in September as it investigated and replaced faulty units that were overheating and exploding, but fresh reports in the US raised further concerns that replacement devices were still catching fire.

A statement from the Korean firm said: "We can confirm the report that Samsung permanently discontinues the production of Galaxy Note7."

The  Galaxy Note7

Samsung had halted a replacement programme in the UK after it was suggested further defects could exist within the Note beyond the battery issue. Samsung sold around 45,000 Note7s during pre-orders in Europe.

Now South Korean media has reported Samsung's factories have stopped making the device.