Samsung Electronics suspends Galaxy Note 7 production: Yonhap

By Reuters/Se Young Lee   October 9, 2016 | 06:43 pm PT
Samsung Electronics suspends Galaxy Note 7 production: Yonhap
The burned Samsung Note 7 smartphone belonging to Brian Green is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters October 6, 2016. The replacement model of the fire-prone smartphone began smoking inside a Southwest Airlines plane on October 5, 2016. Brian Green/Handout via Reuters
The decision comes after reports of fires in replacement devices.

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following reports of fires in replacement devices, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday citing an unnamed source.

The smartphone giant's decision to temporarily halt Note 7 production was done in cooperation with authorities in China, United States and China, Yonhap cited an unnamed source at a Samsung partner firm as saying.

Samsung did not immediately comment on the report.

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