Hey, hey, hey… I am aware of that. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was cancelled and there is new software that automatically disables it from charging. Within a twinkle of an eye, Samsung is going to erase it from its history. But there is no question that the Note 7 would have been the best smartphone of the year before the fire incidences caused by lithium-ion battery. Remember the battery is not manufactured by Samsung and that it also caused the same problem in the Hoverboards.
Fast forward Galaxy Note 7
Samsung used the same approach as Apple. That is, get the maximum benefits offered by the hardware in all areas.
But there is a difference here. Samsung did not depend on gimmicks to advance but rather it developed everything from scratch to give a brand new technology. It didn’t need to switch to dual-lens to improve the camera yet the Note 7 is still one of the best cameras in a smartphone.
The Note 7 also signified a mistake that Samsung admitted to have made by reinstating the SD card. The ability to use either of the two main wireless charging systems was carried over from the S6 and S7 handsets. Samsung’s message of innovation was kept on the forefront with the curved screen. As much as the dominance of this smartphone has been understated due to a slight catastrophic issue, the Galaxy Note 7 remains not only the smartphone of the year but also the best smartphone.
The South Korea-based company used this opportunity to push for changes in every area of technology. September would have been a year when Note 7 would triumph had it not been for the day-in-day-out explosions. But instead, the opposite happened. There were announcements banning the phablet from almost every airline in the sky, urgent messages to return the handsets and more.
And even as Samsung stepped into October and November, its PR team had a rough time clearing the damaged image and place focus on the upcoming Galaxy S8.
To ensure the mistakes do not take root, Samsung released software update that would keep the Note 7 from charging. Unfortunately, even that move itself has become news as more partners question the safety of the decision. The impact of the Note 7 continues to be felt, and it won’t truly be out of the picture until the Galaxy S8 sales pick up, presumably in May 2017.
The immense impact of the Note 7 on Samsung and the Android world in general cannot be understated. It did not only just affect the sales but also provided numerous lessons for every other person to learn from.
But 2016 still remains Samsung’s year.