After many fires, burns, and blasts, Samsung finally decided to bury the Galaxy Note7 phone for good yesterday. Having burnt its fingers badly in the Note7 fiasco, the company is taking extra precautions to ensure that the recovery of all Note7 units is smooth and accident free. It is shipping fireproof boxes to Note7 buyers, in which the buyers can place their phones and ship the box back to the company.
XDA Developers, a worldwide mobile software development community, received a replacement kit in their office and described it in a post. The kit comes with layers of protection so that anything outside the box is shielded from the defunct Note7 phones placed inside it. The layers include a static shielding bag, an OEM box, an inner box, an outer box and, finally, a delivery box.
The instructions also suggest that the replacement unit should be shipped only through ground and not air.
Meanwhile, according to a Bloomberg report, a new battery flaw has emerged in the process of investigating the Galaxy Note7 phone. It appears that there was an issue with the phone batteries supplied by China's Amperex Technology Limited.
The report suggests that as Samsung SDI Co.'s battery size was too large for Note7, Samsung substituted it with Amperex batteries.
As a result of the Note7 fiasco, losses are mounting for Samsung. Initial reports by analysts suggest that the whole episode is going to burn a gaping $17 billion hole in the company's pocket.
All through the unfortunate Note7 saga, Samsung has not held back on producing or releasing other phones. Recently, it released a new Galaxy C9 phone built exclusively for the Chinese market.