Just when you think Samsung has seen it all, another chapter in the never-ending saga unfolds. We thought it was all over yesterday when the company told retailers to pull the Galaxy Note 7 from shelves and customers were urged to power down, but there’s always more.
For those sending back their phones, Samsung is supplying a super EXTREME fireproof box. It’s kind of like the Russian stacking dolls of phone fire safety. Returned phones first go in a silver pouch, then a box, then a larger box, then a thermal-insulated box. And every return package comes with gloves so you don’t have to worry about making physical contact with your phone. (The gloves are actually because the flame-resistant coating could irritate some people’s skin.)
And of course, this whole ordeal does not come cheap. Samsung has predicted that they will lose $2.43 billion (BILLION with a B) this quarter over the Galaxy Note 7 ordeal. However, it’s important to remember that this is just an estimate. There’s no telling how much money the company will actually lose until the end of the year. And it’s likely that this whole thing will impact Samsung even further. The real cost of an exploding phone could follow Samsung for several years.
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