If you've flown on an airline the past few months, chances are you've seen the signs or heard the flight attendants make the special announcement stating that no Galaxy Note 7 devices were allowed on board any domestic airline. The recalled device had posed a danger to the public when dozens of these smartphone models were reported to have randomly caught fire due to a battery defect.
After the first recall process, Samsung issued replacement devices which were deemed “safe” then ultimately ceased all manufacturing of the Note 7 model after even more explosions were reported with the “safe” version.
At this point, Samsung's just been pushing their S7 and S7 Edge models as the company's flagships, but as these start to rapidly fall behind the competition many are wondering if the Galaxy Note line has been discontinued indefinitely after the company lost an estimated $5B due to Note 7 trainwreck.
According to a report from CNET, Samsung has no plans to discontinue future iterations to the Note lineup and is planning to go full steam ahead with the design and production of a Note 8 in the future. Samsung's mobile chief, D.J. Koh told CNET that they did their research to discover that “there are lots and lots of loyal Note customers” and “they have made it clear, they want a Note.”