SEOUL – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> is considering permanently halting sales of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones as an option after fresh reports of fires in the premium devices, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
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The person, who declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said Samsung had not yet made a final decision.
Samsung did not immediately comment on whether it is considering ending Note 7 sales for good.
(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates)