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Samsung may be focusing on getting a Galaxy S8 which will blow our minds out there as soon as possible, but the ghost of the Note 7 fiasco is still hanging over their heads it seems.

The company has now taken a hit to its reputation with their reputation ranking plummeted among US consumers. In an annual survey, it was discovered that the Korean manufacturer struggled with the fallout over its Galaxy Note 7 recall.

According to the Korea Herald, Samsung came in 49th in this year’s Reputation Quotient Ratings from Harris Poll, which ranks the 100 most visible companies in the US according to public reputation. In last year’s ratings, Samsung ranked seventh, and it ranked third in 2015, ahead of Apple and Google.


At the top of the rankings was Amazon for the second consecutive year, followed by Wegmans and Publix Super Markets. Other companies in the top ten include Apple, Google, and Tesla Motors, which was not included in last year’s rankings. Netflix and Microsoft each ranked in the top 20 (18th and 20th, respectively), while Facebook ranked 66th.

The Harris Polls (which is what the rankings are called) are based on an online survey of more than 30,000 adults in the US, carried out between November 28th and December 16th of last year. 

What the survey does is they study brand reputation based on six dimensions: social responsibility, vision and leadership, financial performance, products and services, workplace environment, and emotional appeal.

Samsung apart from suffering from the Note 7 issue also had to contend with their CEO being questioned by police after it was alleged he was involved in corruption along with impeached South Korean President Park Guen-Hye.

While Verizon may have been late to the party in terms of taking measures against its customers who still use the recalled Galaxy Note 7, they may be the ones to strike the most decisive blow.

According to reports, Verizon have plans to finally stop the most stubborn of customers from using the Samsung Note 7 and there seems to be no way around it


Verizon have admitted that there are still thousands of customers using the Galaxy Note 7 but that should soon end as Verizon are about to make it impossible to make calls from the phone. All non-emergency calls will be automatically diverted to customer service moving forward.

Verizon had earlier along with other carriers, issued a special Galaxy Note 7 update a few weeks ago that should have crippled the phone and stopped it from being able to recharge. But trust the geeks, they were able to avoid the update thereby foiling the plan, but the odds of them avoiding the new measure seems unlikely.

According to a Verizon spokesperson, “In spite of our best efforts, there are still customers using the recalled phones who have not returned or exchanged their Note 7 to the point of purchase,

“The recalled Note 7s pose a safety risk to our customers and those around them.”

The cause of the fault that made many phones blow up is still unknown, but some reports speculate that Samsung will reveal the cause later this month.

The explosion of the Galaxy Note 7 was one of the biggest news stories of 2016 as Samsung took a major hit in the market after the snafu.
The Korean company have now said that they are ready to release the findings of their investigation into what caused some of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire.
According to the JoongAng Ilbo, the Samsung CEO made this announcement on Monday.
Samsung had earlier said that it was examining all aspects of the phone, suggesting there may be a combination of factors that contributed to the monumental failure that was the Galaxy Note 7.
The loss was huge as Samsung lost over a $1bn over the course of three quarters and it has been suggested that finding the root cause is imperative not only so as to prevent it from happening again, but also to bring closure in general.
Samsung still has a lot to do if it wants to completely clean up the mess caused by the Note 7 as it is believed that there are still a huge number of illegal Note 7s still in use all over the world.

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The story of the Galaxy Note 7 is no news to anyone ever since it became a WMD. The battery issues was the downfall of the Note 7.
So with the Note 7 dethroned, what then is the best phablet? Well, it seems the crown falls to the Galaxy Note 5.
According to SamMobile, It seems Samsung is trying to improve the Note 5 by imputing Galaxy Note 7 software to the Galaxy Note 5 in Korea
The Galaxy S7 is awesome, but it lacks a built-in stylus, which is one feature some fans of the Note series appreciate.
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Limited to South Korea for the time being, the Grace UX update will bring to the Galaxy Note 5 some of the features found on the Galaxy Note 7. Sadly, this is still a Marshmallow-based update for the old phablet, but that shouldn’t make it any less exciting.
Features like Wide Selfie, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Smart Manager, Blue Light Filter, and Game Tools are included in this new Grace UX update.
All this is all well and good but what people want to know is whether these improvements will be available to user outside Korea and this is at the moment not clear. Although it's expected that it will be, users will still have to wait for a proper Android 7.0 Nougat update for the phablet, though.
So all in all good stuff.

Samsung has finally stopped the production of the Galaxy Note 7 due to repeated issues of the phone overheating or exploding.This news has been going on for a while now and prompted Samsung to recall all Galaxy Note 7 phones on sale world wide.

Reports have it that Samsung had made a “final decision” to stop production.Giving no futher explanation as to why the decision was made.

Samsung also earlier asked all consumers who own the original Note 7 devices or replacement models to power them down and stop using them as it worked with regulators to solve the problem.

This has surely put a stain on the brand,as they could not resolve the issue thereby forced to end production.what would be the overall effect of ending the production of the Galaxy note 7?.

Reuters cites analysts estimating that a permanent end to Note 7 sales could cost the company up to $17 billion and coupled with the fact that the company has lost 8% of its stock price due to the action of investors wiping out the sum of $19 Billion off the company,this would be the companies largest fall since October 2008.

A new leak confirms what had been rumoured for a long time-- Samsung is skipping a generation in its Galaxy series. Kinda like how windows skipped the 9th generation and just went for 10 straight up, well Samsung is doing the same thing and jumping straight to 7 it seems.

The image below, found by NowhereElse, was put on Twitter and it shows a large number 7 and text that says “The Next Note” right below it.

The image however, bears no sign that it was generated by Samsung so there's some doubt surrounding it.
Notwithstanding, there's certainly interest in a second report that shows us what may very well be the final design of the Galaxy Note 7. Set to launch at some point in mid-August, the phone will be similar to the Galaxy S7 series – and it will apparently include an edge version. Unlike the Galaxy S7 models, all new Note 7 handsets will have a stylus, which is an iconic feature of this smartphone family.

The short video below created by uSwitch is based on schematics obtained byNowhereElse, who is generally trustworthy when it comes to leaks.
From the looks of it, the Galaxy Note 7 should measure 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm, which is almost identical to last year’s model. 
A glaring detail in these renders is the presence of the USB-C port on the bottom. Samsung has stayed away from the new USB standard so far, but the new Note 7 family might be the first series to make use of it. 
Conclusively, a dual rear camera isn’t present, though some rumors had suggested there would be a setup similar to what we’re expecting on the iPhone 7 Plus.

Reputable tipster Evan Blass has reported that the Note 7 unveiling is “almost exactly two months away.” 

To give the leak some credibility, Last year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 on August 13. Going by that, two months from June 2 would point to an August 2 launch for the Galaxy Note 7.

 With that in mind, then maybe the leak is true as a first week of August release will make sense. Also, the move will see them launch before the much anticipated iPhone 7.

Also, the new leak would mean that Blass’ previous report claiming that the new Galaxy phablet will go on sale in the United States on August 15 would make even more sense.

 Samsung is skipping one generation to name its next-gen phablet Galaxy Note 7 to bring the model number in line with the Galaxy S series. Samsung launched Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge earlier this year. Naming its upcoming phablet Note 6 would give out a perception that it’s an older model.

The Galaxy Note 7 is rumored to feature a 5.8-inch AMOLED display, 6GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor, and microSD support. The RAM will be based on 10nm process technology, improving its battery efficiency. It is also said to be dustproof and waterproof. The phone will have a huge 4,000mAh battery, 32GB of built-in storage, and a 12-megapixel main camera with Dual Pixel setup.
One of the biggest anticipated features of the Galaxy Note 7 is the iris scanner. Samsung recently filed trademark applications for “Samsung Iris” and “Samsung EyePrint” in Europe. 
The phablet could also boast a dual-lens camera. 
So we're just going to sit here and salivate.
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