That was before it announced it would end production for good - analysts warn worse to come as long-term damage to Samsung's brand remains unknown
The company had looked to calm the scandal by offering replacements – but those replacements also kept blowing up
The phones are being pulled from sale
It was initially blamed on batteries – a terrifying problem but one that can be fixed. But Samsung’s issue might be far more lasting than that
The company says it is 'investigating the matter'
The news is doubly bad for Samsung, which had hoped to stem the fears about its exploding phones by launching a global recall
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Cost of debacle may be set to rise as more reports of exploding phones surface – this time in China, the world's biggest smartphone market
One million phones to be sent back as US regulators criticise the company for not coordinating with authorities
Companies from Toshiba to Mattel have been plagued by safety concerns and large-scale product recalls.
The company is worried that people are ignoring its global recall – and so will stunt the batteries of anyone who hasn’t yet sent them in
The company says that it will ‘voluntarily replace’ people’s devices – an offer that could end up costing the company hundreds of millions of dollars
More than 1 million of the phones have already been sold
The phone had been Samsung’s big plan for taking on the iPhone 7, but now appears to have been completely derailed by an entirely unprecedented problem
The company had been counting on the new phone to keep its turnaround going, and to take on the upcoming iPhone 7