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AT&T is considering dropping the Galaxy Note 7 from its lineup

If a new report published by Bloomberg is anything to go by, it would appear that AT&T is considering permanently halting sales of the Galaxy Note 7 and removing it from its massive lineup of smartphones. Sources familiar with the situation have even gone as far to say that the carrier has already made the decision to drop the handset, which will prove to be problematic for Samsung seeing as the operator is its third-largest client.

It’s currently unclear why AT&T is looking to axe the Galaxy Note 7, but it likely has something to do with the incident that occurred on a Southwest Airlines flight on Wednesday when an aircraft was evacuated as a result of a passenger’s alleged replacement unit bursting into flames before takeoff. What’s strange, however, is that the CPSC hasn’t presented its findings yet, so it’s still perfectly plausible that the ‘safe’ Note 7 wasn’t to blame for the fire.

It goes without saying, though, that AT&T is one of the most influential service providers in the United States, and if it makes the decision to stop selling the Galaxy Note 7 entirely, other carriers in the region will likely follow. Obviously, this will cause some pretty big issues for Samsung as operators are currently letting owners return their device in exchange for a completely different smartphone, so the South Korean company is set to receive a ton of stock that it won’t be able to offload.


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