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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Discontinuation hits South Korea's Industrial Output Hard
Samsung's ending of production and sales in its latest Galaxy devices led the production in communication and broadcasting equipment to tumble 18.1 per cent in October. (Image: AP Photo)
Samsung, Galaxy Note 7, Note 7 Discontinuation, Industrial OutputSouth Korea's industrial output fell in October after Samsung Electronics Co permanently pulled the plug on embattled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, said a government report.
Production in all South Korean industries dipped 0.4 per cent in October as railway workers went on strikes, Xinhua news reported.
Production slided further from previous months according to Statistics Korea.
Samsung's ending of production and sales in its latest Galaxy devices led the production in communication and broadcasting equipment to tumble 18.1 per cent in October.
Railway workers went on strikes amid the ongoing restructuring in troubled shipbuilders and shipping companies, further weighing down on the service industry.
Samsung had urged users to immediately power down the Note 7 and return them after there were incidents of replacement units catching fire. The flagship Note 7 was launched in August, but was recalled in September after reports of phone's battery catching fire came to the fore.
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