Samsung Electronics suspends Galaxy Note 7 production: Yonhap

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A visitor tries out a Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 at company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, October 5, 2016. Picture taken on October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following reports of fires in replacement devices, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday citing an unnamed source.

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The smartphone giant's decision to temporarily halt Note 7 production was done in cooperation with authorities in China, United States and China, Yonhap cited an unnamed source at a Samsung partner firm as saying.

Samsung did not immediately comment on the report.

(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates)