Out 12, 2016

Samsung's decision to kill the Galaxy Note 7 raises more questions than it answers

Samsung has killed off its Galaxy Note 7, but employees still can't work out what was causing the smartphones to explode

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Samsung finally pulled its Galaxy Note 7 off the market yesterday, after a series of incidents involving the smartphones catching fire and exploding.

Despite the company telling customers it was "confident" it had solved the Note 7's battery problem following a worldwide recall in September, replacement models soon started suffering the same issues.

Samsung has now received at least 92 reports of Note 7 batteries overheating in the US, with 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage.

The news is catastrophic for Samsung. The company's share price has taken a pounding since news of the defect broke, with more than $18 billion (£14.6 billion) wiped off its market value.

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by SophieCurtis