Samsung temporarily halts Galaxy Note 7 production: source

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An employee poses for photographs with Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone at its store in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has temporarily suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, following reports that new versions of the smartphones are catching fire.

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The person did not elaborate on details, including whether any specific problems have been identified or when the production was halted.

Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)