In August this year, one of Samsung's customer reported that a Galaxy Note 7 exploded in South Korea.
By the end of August, the company started delaying its shipping of the handsets across South Korea.
Soon afterwards, on 2 September, the South Korean company announced a massive recall of all its Samsung Galaxy Note 7s across the globe, stating that the batteries were faulty.
US Regulators ban Note 7 handsets
As soon as the recall was initiated, US' regulator for aviation banned the phone's users from using the handsets on board aircrafts.
Later, the consumer safety commission also announced the recall of around 1 million Note 7s.
One of its users filed charges against the Korean company for suffering burns from the phone's explosion, which the company attributed to external heating.
18 Oct 2016
Samsung's tryst with Galaxy Note 7: Not too bad?
With the frenzy Samsung stirred over its Galaxy Note 7 handsets exploding and being recalled from markets, analysts say this episode might not impair Samsung right away.
With millions of handsets recalled, the company suffered a massive setback, amounting to millions of dollars.
Market experts say that with Samsung's lead over Apple and its list of other smartphones, Samsung will not be tragically hit.
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Samsung trumps Apple in market share
The biggest advantage Samsung currently has is its lead over Apple in market share. Samsung has nearly 22.8% market share, a massive lead over Apple's 11.7%. It also has multiple models, compared with Apple's three models - SE, 7, 7 Plus this year.