Samsung Note7: A phenomenal phablet flame-out timeline

Early positive reviews of Samsung's iPhone rival have given way to negative headlines and a product recall

Samsung Note 7: A tech flame-out timeline

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone's demise has been swift: Introduced in early August, the phablet is now off the market due to it being a fire hazard.

Early reviews of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 phablet were generally positive. Headlines described the latest Apple iPhone 7 rival as a "Pricey phablet made for power users" and "an excellent phone for the high-price market." But batteries that burn too hot and burst into flames have resulted in much less glowing headlines and a full-fledged business disaster for Samsung, which has now issued a recall of both the original and replacement Note7 phones. 

Here's a timeline that captures the brief life of this phone -- though this story probably isn't over by a long shot given the possible legal, business and other fallout likely to come.

(The timeline above uses Knight Labs' TimelineJS tool, which is released under the Mozilla Public License (MPL), version 2.0. To navigate on a desktop screen, either click arrows on the sides or slide the timeline itself to go forward or backwards; click on individual elements in the timeline to expand information and click on article links for more details. Just swipe to navigate timeline on mobile devices.)

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