PICS: Trolls take aim at Note 7 with these memes

2016-10-13 14:47 - Kyle Venktess, Fin24
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Samsung's Note 7 has experienced exploding battery problems. (Ariel Gonzalez / YouTube)


Johannesburg - It has only been two days since Samsung killed its Note 7 smartphone – yet internet trolls are capitalising on the death of the device through memes.

The controversial smartphone - which Samsung discontinued on Tuesday - was blamed for numerous fires around the world after battery issues caused the device to explode.

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Bloomberg reported that the South Korean company cut its third-quarter operating profit by $2.3bn (R33bn) after ending production of the smartphones, the first official indication of how much the crisis will cost the company.

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Samsung South Africa has also confirmed that production of the device has ended. 

“For the benefit of consumers' safety, we stopped sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 and have consequently decided to stop production," Samsung South Africa told Fin24. 

The device was scheduled to arrive in the country on November 13.

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Meanwhile, the internet was set ablaze after the announcement and as the controversy around the devices exploding unfolded across the globe, the incidents opened a floodgate of memes. 

Here is a collection of a few:

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