Timeline of Samsung's disastrous Galaxy Note7 debacle

This infographic details the key turning points following Samsung's release of its fatally flawed Galaxy Note7 smartphone, including releases, recalls, damning photos, products exchanges, U.S. government intervention and the ultimate demise of the device.

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A Samsung Note7 is pictured next to its charred battery after catching fire during a test.

Credit: Reuters/Edgar Su

This week, in an unprecedented move from a technology leader, South Korean electronics company Samsung said it would permanently halt production of its flagship Note7 smartphone, nearly a month-and-a-half after the first reports surfaced of Note phones that spontaneously caught fire, and following recall and exchange programs in multiple countries. The decision appears to mark the untimely end of what some early reviewers called Samsung's "best phone ever."

The following infographic highlights notable dates and turning points in the fateful Note7's short-lived history, in reverse chronological order.

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