Things aren’t doing great with Samsung when it comes to the Galaxy Note 7. The handset had a number of incidents where the smartphone exploded when it was being charged. As a result, the company had to recall the Galaxy Note 7 units with Samsung batteries.
Recently, we heard that FAA may ban the Galaxy Note 7 in flight, but it seems the authorities have decided to prohibit the use of the smartphone on the plane.
Users are advised by the FAA not to turn on the Galaxy Note 7 or to charge it on board. This definitely is a good move to prevent users from turning on the handset while on plane. We’ve already seen some airlines banning the use of the smartphone in flight already as a precaution.
In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage.
There’s no word when Samsung is planning to relaunch the handset, but it seems the damage is already done to the reputation of the handset. The Korean company will have to give attractive offers to potential customers when the handset makes it back to the market again.