Galaxy Note 7 banned in Australian Airlines, Qantas, Jeststar and Virgin Australia
It looks like Samsung’s tough times aren’t going to end anytime soon. One of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, Galaxy Note 7 was supposed to continue the excellent run for Samsung in 2016. But instead things went in other directions and the company had to announce the global recall of Note 7 due to 35 battery explode incident.
Most of the unfortunate reports came from US and Austraila and as a result, some Australian airlines banned Note 7 in flights. Australian Airlines, Qantas, Jeststar and Virgin Australia issued a statement to not switch ON or charge the device in flights.
FAA, the flying administration of the US is also thinking of similar decision to ensure the safety of crew members and flight attendees.
The sales of Galaxy Note 7 is expected to resume in two months. Analysts predicted the whole recall thing could cost Samsung $1 billion.