Samsung Halts Galaxy Note 7 TV Ads In Korea, Recall To Blame

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the talk of the town lately. The company’s new flagship phablet was introduced last month, and the initial pre-order numbers were great for the company, and then the problems started. A couple of reports surfaced saying that some Galaxy Note 7 units exploded while charging, and Samsung confirmed that the battery is to blame, after which the company was basically forced to recall their new phablet (they recalled 2.5 million units). Samsung will exchange the Galaxy Note 7 units they sold already, though they will lose quite a bit of money in the process. In addition to that, the company’s market value dropped significantly due to these issues.

That being said, Samsung has also decided to stop marketing the Galaxy Note 7 in their homeland it seems. According to a report by Reuters, Samsung has decided not to advertise the Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea until the sales resume, which is expected to happen soon. Now, as far as we know, this has happened in Korea only, but it is possible that Samsung plans to do the same in other countries where the phone launched as well, as there’s no point in advertising a product which is not currently available, and which has a bad reputation at the moment, maybe it would be best to let things cool down and the phone goes back on sale. Now, do keep in mind that the ads in South Korea are still running, they will be running on TV until the end of this week because Samsung had already paid for those, but the company has no intention of making a long-term ad commitment until the issues are resolved.

For those of you who are not in the loop, the Galaxy Note 7 sports a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED Dual Edge display, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 / Exynos 8890 SoC (depending on the market), and a 3,500mAh battery is also a part of this package, though it is not removable. The phone is also water resistant this time around, and the company’s S Pen stylus is back, and it’s even better this time around. If you’d like to read more about this phablet and its specs, click here.

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