With the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung forever changed consumer expectations regarding mobile devices. Its thin and beautiful design paired with fiery, self-combusting and explosive power was a huge hit with customers.
In fact, people were so reluctant to obey the recall processes that the manufacturer had to push a software update that prevented the Galaxy from charging. Overrides to this technological euthanasia are in high demand, and advertisements like this one, to locate more specimens in the wild, are still common.
But the need to protect and preserve the current generation of Galaxy devices may be for naught.
Industry insiders report that the ability to sear flesh, torch a vehicle or burn down an entire house will pale in comparison to the power of upcoming Samsung models. Mobile chief D.J. Koh confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8 will feature a voice assistant named “Bixby” and a 4K resolution display. The battery requirements for this sophisticated hardware would require even more power, and with it, the additional possibility of even greater peril in much larger, more critical environments—such as office buildings and commercial aircraft.
Not surprising that the US and UK governments have proactively banned the Samsung and similar devices on planes connecting to major international destinations.