Samsung stops selling Galaxy Note 7 over battery explosions

Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 sales

Samsung will stop selling its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones amid reports some of their batteries exploded while being charged.

In a statement released Friday, the tech giant said it would prepare replacement devices for those already sold. It was not immediately clear when new sales of the devices would begin.

Samsung Electronics launched the Note 7 on Aug. 19 in markets including the U.S.

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The Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is the latest iteration of Samsung's Note series. It features a giant screen and a stylus.

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