Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Crisis: Replacement Sets Explode Too, Shipment Volumes To Be AdjustedA Samsung Galaxy Note 7 lays on a counter in plastic bags after it was returned (George Frey/Getty Images)

After what has been an embarrassing month for the world’s biggest smartphone maker, Samsung has said today (10 October) it is adjusting shipment volumes for its problematic Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

This comes in the wake of replacement sets – the early sets of Note 7 caught fire due to faulty batteries – continuing to burn up, as became evident after a Southwest Airline flight was recently evacuated as a replacement Note 7 started fuming inside the air plane.

Without elaborating much, Samsung said these “adjustments” were being made “to conduct in-depth inspections and to improve quality control,” as reported by Reuters.

A Yonhap News Agency report had suggested that Samsung has temporarily suspended production of the Note 7 phones, in cooperation with China and the United States (US). But Samsung has not responded to this report as yet.

In the meanwhile, two large US carriers, AT&T and T-Mobile US, have decided to halt exchanging new Note 7 smartphones, till perhaps Samsung’s investigation on the phones is complete and satisfactory.

These are hard times for the South Korean tech giant. Recently, a US court put back in order its earlier decision that Samsung had infringed on Apple’s patents. It said Samsung owed Apple nearly $120 million. The US Supreme Court will today hear the matter and possibly end the five-year patent dispute between the two tech innovators.

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