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Samsung hopes S8 phone launch will put out the company’s past fires

Mar 29, 2017
The latest Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S8, launches today in New York. It’s a totally different device than the Galaxy Note 7 … remember the one whose batteries caught on fire? But this is still a big unveiling for a company with a lot of making up to do. Click the audio player above to […]

What does killing off the Galaxy Note 7 mean for Samsung?

Oct 11, 2016
The South Korean electronics giant is permanently halting production on the overheating smartphone.
A woman looks at her mobile phone as she rides past an ad for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 in the Gangnam district of Seoul on Monday. Samsung said Tuesday that it will no longer manufacturer the phone.
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Samsung's reputation on the line

Oct 6, 2016
A new incident involving a Samsung smartphone overheating on an airplane raises questions about the company's global recall of the Galaxy Note 7.
 Several Samsung Galaxy Note 7's lay on a counter in plastic bags after they were returned to a Best Buy on September 15, 2016 in Orem, Utah.
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Exploding batteries and more: Samsung's week from hell

Sep 9, 2016
Its global Galaxy Note 7 smartphone recall coincided with Apple's new iPhone launch.
In addition to reports that the Galaxy Note 7's battery can catch fire and explode, the Federal Aviation Administration has warned passengers not to use Samsung's phones in flight or check them in baggage.