A Samsung Note7 is pictured next to its charred battery after catching fire during a test. Credit:REUTERS/Edgar Su
This week, in an unprecedented move from a technology leader, South Korean electronics company Samsung said it would permanently halt production of its flagship Note7 smartphone, nearly a month-and-a-half after the first reports surfaced of Note phones that spontaneously caught fire, and following recall and exchange programs in multiple countries. The decision appears to mark the untimely end of what some early reviewers called Samsung's "best phone ever."
The following infographic highlights notable dates and turning points in the fateful Note7's short-lived history, in reverse chronological order.
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